Anna Ostoya
Slaying
25 Feb – 23 Apr 2016
Bortolami

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Anna Ostoya, Slaying, Installation view, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Bortolami is pleased to announce Slaying, Anna Ostoya’s third exhibition at the gallery. In her new paintings and photomontages, the artist deploys Artemisia Gentileschi’s iconic work, Judith Slaying Holofernes, as an image of violence inherent in art and in life.

The original painting depicts the story of Judith, a Jewish widow who saves her people besieged by the Assyrian army. With the help of her maidservant, she plies Holofernes, the army general, with alcohol and then beheads him in his drunken state.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Judith Slaying Judith

Judith Slaying Judith, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Holofernes Slaying Holofernes

Holofernes Slaying Holofernes, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Judith

Judith, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Holofernes

Holofernes, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction (1)

Slain Abstraction (1), 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction (2)

Slain Abstraction (2), 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction (4)

Slain Abstraction (4), 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction (3)

Slain Abstraction (3), 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction (5)

Slain Abstraction (5), 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction (6)

Slain Abstraction (6), 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction (7)

Slain Abstraction (7), 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Holofernes Slaying Holofernes

Holofernes Slaying Holofernes, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Holofernes

Mirrored Holofernes, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Holofernes Slaying Holofernes in Negative

Holofernes Slaying Holofernes in Negative, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled A Mask and a Guitar

A Mask and a Guitar, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Sheets, No Blood, a Ghost

Sheets, No Blood, a Ghost, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, Holofernes and I

Two Faces, Holofernes and I, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled After Slaying, Empty Sheets

After Slaying, Empty Sheets, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled A Chin Sheets

A Chin Sheets, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Sheets, a Face

Mirrored Sheets, a Face, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled A Hand in Sheets

A Hand in Sheets, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Overlapping Sheets

Overlapping Sheets, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Sheets, a Butterfly

Mirrored Sheets, a Butterfly, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Sheets, a Butterfly, Mirrored

Mirrored Sheets, a Butterfly, Mirrored, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Sheets, No Blood

Sheets, No Blood, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Judith Slaying Judith in Negative

Judith Slaying Judith in Negative, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Judith Slaying Judith

Judith Slaying Judith, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Judith Slaying Judith, Lights

Judith Slaying Judith, Lights, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Judith Slaying Holofernes in Negative with Reddish Shards

Judith Slaying Holofernes in Negative with Reddish Shards, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled A Hand, a Chin and Shards

A Hand, a Chin and Shards, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Beheading, Castrating and Blinding with Grey Shards

Beheading, Castrating and Blinding with Grey Shards, 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled After Slaying, Empty Sheets, Blues, Scrapes

After Slaying, Empty Sheets, Blues, Scrapes, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled After Abstraction

After Abstraction , 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Ghosts

Ghosts, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled After Abstraction, a Blast

After Abstraction, a Blast, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled After Abstraction in a Blue Frame

After Abstraction in a Blue Frame, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled After Abstraction with a Blue For

After Abstraction with a Blue For, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Servant

Mirrored Servant, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Servant, Bottom-Up

Mirrored Servant, Bottom-Up, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, Judith and a Robot, Close-Up

Two Faces, Judith and a Robot, Close-Up, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, Judith and Holofernes, Action

Two Faces, Judith and Holofernes, Action, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, Judith and Holofernes

Two Faces, Judith and Holofernes, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, Judith and a Robot

Two Faces, Judith and a Robot, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, Judith and a Robot, Bottom-up

Two Faces, Judith and a Robot, Bottom-up, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, A Model and an Actress

Two Faces, A Model and an Actress, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces: A Model and an Actress with Makeup

Two Faces: A Model and an Actress with Makeup

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Sheets in a Flower

Sheets in a Flower, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Sheets in a Flower, Shards and Scrapes

Sheets in a Flower, Shards and Scrapes, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Sheets and a Hand

Sheets and a Hand, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Faces, One Hiding, One Observing

Two Faces, One Hiding, One Observing, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Slaying, Zoomed Out

Mirrored Slaying, Zoomed Out, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Slaying

Mirrored Slaying, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Slaying Mirrored

Mirrored Slaying Mirrored, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mirrored Slaying, Zoomed Out and Mirrored

Mirrored Slaying, Zoomed Out and Mirrored, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Slain Abstraction in Blue

Slain Abstraction in Blue, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Blackness

Blackness, 2016

Press

Katelynn Mills Really Killer: Anna Ostoya’s Judith Artcritical Mar 2016Lara Atallah Critics Pick ArtForum March 2016Scott Indrisek 5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York: Karla Black, Anna Ostoya, and More Blouin ArtInfo Mar 2016Writers at TimeOut Anna Ostoya, ‘Slaying’ TimeOut Mar 2016