Lévy Gorvy – Jutta Koether: Femme Colonne

2 December, 2021 - 15 January, 2022
Jutta Koether, 4 Women, JP, IG, CB, JK, 2021, Oil on canvas, 82¹¹⁄₁₆ x 98⁷⁄₁₆ x 1³⁄₁₆ inches (210 x 250 x 3 cm), © Jutta Koether, Image Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy London

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce its second exhibition with Jutta Koether. On view at 22 Old Bond Street and 40 Albemarle Street, Jutta Koether: Femme Colonne features seven new, large-scale paintings. Since the 1980s, Koether has utilized appropriation to situate herself within an eclectic artistic genealogy that references idioms from French baroque painting to Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, and Surrealism. In a recurring repertoire of pixelated or “bruised” grids, vibrant red paint, and unfurling ribbons and curtains, Koether layers her own figuration with art historical motifs, recasting these symbols to provoke generative new meanings. This recursion of representational devices invites each viewer to engage deeply with Koether’s canvases, exploring the many valences of signification each opens up—individually and in juxtaposition with other works, across the landscape of art history.

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