MANSCAPING
The Hole x Superzoom Paris

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Magda KirkThe Hairy, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 67 x 47 inches, 170 x 119 cm.

MANSCAPING

October 18th – November 18th, 2022 at Superzoom, 81 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris

Anders Oinonen, Anthony Miler, Brendan Lynch, Caroline Larsen, Cecilia Fiona, Eric Yahnker, Jeremy Shockley, Leo Park, Magda Kirk, Mathew Tom, Matt Belk, Matthew Hansel, Matthew F Fisher, Ramiro Hernandez, Tim Irani

Paris, France – The Hole’s yearly thematic group extravaganza now across three galleries New York, Los Angeles and now at Superzoom, Manscaping looks at depictions of landscape today with a whiff of gender nonsense.

Manscaping we interpret as nature impacted by mankind, not male grooming habits of course; how the idea of raw and rugged untouched nature is an anachronism. Instead of nature “red in tooth and claw” we have symmetrical and still nature, smoothed out and shaved; fantastical or virtual.

In landscape today we see magical realism, a topiary-like control, and a digital framework. Magical realism has landscapes coming alive with activity and spirit, as in the detailed swirling screen by Cecilia Fiona. The tight control of the natural world comes across in the discrete and symmetrical shapings of Matthew Fisher or Anthony Miler. And the digital tools impacting our way of giving image to nature inform the work of Tim Irani or Matt Belk.

In this show we include female body as landscape but also male body as landscape and also no-body as landscape, as well as some humorous gender cliché-upending and an actual hairy man-scape from Magda Kirk.

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Anthony Miler, Not Titled, 2022, acrylic on raw canvas in a maple strip frame. 24 x 28 inches, 61 x 71 cm.

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Anders Oinonen, Untitled, 2022, oil on canvas, 40 x 54 inches, 102 x 137 cm.

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Caroline LarsenHollywood, 2022, oil on canvas, 43 x 43 inches, 109 x 109 cm.

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Jeremy Shockley, Falling Tide Falls, 2022. Oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, 102 x 76 cm.

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Eric Yahnker, Berried Landscape, 2022, oil on linen, 12 x 18 inches, 30 x 46 cm.

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Matt Belk, Power Projection, 2022, acrylic airbrush and pencil on canvas, 32 x 28 inches, 81 x 71 cm.

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Matthew F. Fisher, The Nature, 2022, acrylic on canvas, canvas dimensions: 8 x 10 inches, 20 x 25 cm.

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Matthew F. Fisher, The Rose Nadir, 2022, acrylic on canvas, canvas dimensions: 8 x 10 inches, 20 x 25 cm.

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Magda Kirk, In The Bushes, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 39 x 51 inches, 100 x 130 cm.

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Brendan Lynch, Emerald Valley, 2022, oil on canvas over panel, 60 x 40 inches, 152 x 102 cm.,

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Cecilia Fiona, The Weight of The World/ Sky-Sea, 2021, rabbit-skin glue and pigments, 71 x 71 inches, 180 x 180 cm.,

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Leo Park, Figures in Landscape, 2022, pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 56 x 76 cm.,

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Matthew Hansel, We Toil As Fools In, The Fields Of Our Time, Fists Full Of Soil, Sowing The Seeds Of Love, 2022, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, 152 x 122 cm.,

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Magda Kirk, The Hairy, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 67 x 47 inches, 170 x 120 cm.,

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Matthew Tom, All Good Boys…, 2022, oil on linen, 60 x 41 inches, 152 x 104 cm.,

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Pablo Benzo, Intentional Dissonances, 2022, oil on linen, 39.5 x 51 inches, 100 x 130 cm.,

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Tim Irani, Flower Rendering, 2022, acrylic on canvas over wood, 26 x 26 inches, 66 x 66 cm.,

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Ramiro Hernandez, Outtatime, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 inches, 91 x 61 cm.,