Cecily Brown, Benjamin Butler, Moyra Davey, Raoul De Keyser, Félix González-Torres, Daniel Hesidence, Mamie Holst, Merlin James, Ulrike Müller, David Nelson, John O'Reilly, Joyce Pensato, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Hanneline Røgeberg, John Schabel, Amy Sillman, Paul Thek, Bob Thompson, Charline von Heyl, Terry Winters
sotto voce
15 Nov – 20 Dec 2019
39 Walker

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sotto voce, Installation view, Bortolami, Viewing Room, New York, NY, 2019

Bortolami is pleased to present sotto voce, a group exhibition organized by Robert Bordo in the viewing room, concurrent with his first solo show of new work at the gallery.

sotto voce is a cumulative presentation of the disparate artists and works that intersect in various ways within Bordo’s oeuvre. These artists are points of reference; in some cases, via direct relationships, either personal or pedagogical. In others, he engages with their artworks that are printed in books, on view in galleries or museums, or sourced from the Internet. It is an exchange about, and a closeness with, shared concerns, ideas and methodologies with artists whose work inspire and challenge him in varying conceptual and visual ways. Some exchanges are borne of literal, interpersonal and critical dialogue but not visually evident in his work, while others constitute the inverse of that relationship, perceptibly sharing metaphors and allusions. Bordo jests that he is “promiscuous,” easily falling in and out of love with fleeting artistic “crushes” of all sorts. But these sotto voce artists have sustained him. They have stuck with Bordo and are actively present in his practice and archive of inspiration.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled S1

S1, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Landscape Before Dying (For Ever)

Landscape Before Dying (For Ever), 2013

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Cow and Grenade

Cow and Grenade, 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Two Models In The Studio

Two Models In The Studio, 1985

Installation view of displayed artwork titled St John and the Island of Patmos

St John and the Island of Patmos, 1965

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Summers Gun)

Untitled (Summers Gun), 2015

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Silver (Forest Path)

Silver (Forest Path), 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Empties (diptych)

Empties (diptych), 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Inverse Others

Inverse Others, 2017

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tremolo

Tremolo, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Red

Red, 2013

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Let’s Blow this Joint 2

Let’s Blow this Joint 2, 2017

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Maquette for Construct

Maquette for Construct, 2007

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Train Man, Brother, Doppelganger)

Untitled (Train Man, Brother, Doppelganger), 1997

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Passenger #12)

Untitled (Passenger #12), 1995

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (rooftops)

Untitled (rooftops), 1982

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Modeling In Ingres Studio

Modeling In Ingres Studio, 1985

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Balzac study

Balzac study, 2008

Installation view of displayed artwork titled April

April, 1979

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Oscar Wilde’s Tombstone)

Untitled (Oscar Wilde’s Tombstone), 1989