Rachelle Sawatsky & Noura Wedell, Sweat
November 3rd - November 25th, 2017
Rachelle Sawatsky is an artist and a writer who lives and works in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Her work encompasses painting, ceramics and drawing and often draws from literature and her own writing. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including China Art Objects, Night Gallery, Public Fiction, the Finley Gallery, Harmony Murphy Gallery and Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles; at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Presentation House Gallery and Artspeak Gallery in Vancouver; at Cooper Cole in Toronto; Or Berlin in Berlin; at Galerie Mezzanin and Vesch in Vienna and at the Tate in St. Ives. Her work has been written about in Artforum, Frieze, C Magazine and Art Review.
Noura Wedell is a writer, scholar, translator, an editor for Semiotext(e). Her research centers on contemporary writing and visual art with a focus on questions surrounding language, materiality and politics. She had edited a book on writing in the work of Robert Morris (Investigations: the Expanded Field of Writing in the Works of Robert Morris), and has translated many books, among which are theoretical texts by Toni Negri and Guy Hocquenghem, and two autobiographical narratives by Pierre Guyotat. Her book of poetry, Odd Directions, replays 1970s conceptualist investigations of space and meaning. She is a lecturer in Critical Studies at the Roski School of Art and Design at USC, Los Angeles.