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Dana Hoey

Dana Hoey Presents

456 W 18th Street

June 27 – August 2, 2019

Dana Hoey, Target Cipher

Dana Hoey

Target Cipher

2019

Laser-cut stainless steel, carabiner clips, steel chain

96 x 27 x 17 inches

Dana Hoey, Target Cipher Head

Dana Hoey

Target Cipher Head

2019

Laser-cut stainless steel, carabiner clip, steel chain

12 x 8.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Ghost Story with Harlequin Filter

Dana Hoey

Ghost Story with Harlequin Filter

2019

Duratrans print, acrylic, LED panel, wood frame

21 x 66 x 2.9 inches

Dana Hoey, Alicia Ashley

Dana Hoey

Alicia Ashley

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Danielle St. Louis

Dana Hoey

Danielle St. Louis

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Aaron Hauck

Dana Hoey

Aaron Hauck

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Imogene Simmons

Dana Hoey

Imogene Simmons

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Rob Mauceri

Dana Hoey

Rob Mauceri

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Jan Shultis

Dana Hoey

Jan Shultis

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, June Omura

Dana Hoey

June Omura

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches

Dana Hoey, Alex Zandi

Dana Hoey

Alex Zandi

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Mauceri Twins

Dana Hoey

Mauceri Twins

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Steven Edwards

Dana Hoey

Steven Edwards

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Monalisa Gharavi

Dana Hoey

Monalisa Gharavi

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Joe Falanga

Dana Hoey

Joe Falanga

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Chris Mauceri

Dana Hoey

Chris Mauceri

2019

Archival inkjet on Epson Hot Press Bright Archival Inkjet Paper

32.25 x 24.75 inches

Dana Hoey, Ghost Story with Hyacinth

Dana Hoey

Ghost Story with Hyacinth

2019

Duratrans print, acrylic, LED panel, wood frame

21 x 66 x 2.9 inches

Dana Hoey, Ghost Story with Nagasawa Rosetsu Mountain Witch

Dana Hoey

Ghost Story with Nagasawa Rosetsu Mountain Witch

2019

Duratrans print, acrylic, LED panel, wood frame

21 x 66 x 2.9 inches

Dana Hoey, Ghost Story with Navajo Blanket

Dana Hoey

Ghost Story with Navajo Blanket

2019

Duratrans print, acrylic, LED panel, wood frame

21 x 66 x 2.9 inches

Dana Hoey, Ghost Story with Robert Bonhomme Sea Witch

Dana Hoey

Ghost Story with Robert Bonhomme Sea Witch

2019

Duratrans print, acrylic, LED panel, wood frame

21 x 66 x 2.9 inches

Marcela Torres, Agentic Mode

Marcela Torres

Agentic Mode

2019

Installation with three martial art sound conductors

Dimensions variable

Dana Hoey, Sweet Arena

Dana Hoey

Sweet Arena

2019

Boxing ring with custom canvas with non-stick vinyl appliqué

92 x 240 x 240 inches

Dana Hoey, Alicia "Slick" Ashley Shadow-boxing

Dana Hoey

Alicia "Slick" Ashley Shadow-boxing

2019

Vinyl wall adhesive

168 x 528 inches

Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce Dana Hoey Presents, a para fictional exhibition conceptualized, produced and directed by Hoey, in which the artist will show her own photographic work, the performance and sculpture work of Marcela Torres, and a live ladies Muay Thai fight night that will take place in a 20’ x 20’ boxing ring installed inside the gallery. The show, which challenges and confronts preconceived ideas and realities of feminism, combat, violence, self defense and the martial arts, will be on view from June 27 until August 2 at the gallery’s Chelsea location and will feature an opening night performance by Torres.

“During the run of Dana Hoey Presents, my role will be that of Svengali,” Hoey says. “Although I make work as a single subjective, expressive artist, I prefer to emphasize my position as a participant in a larger social construct.”

For her own work, Hoey will present Ghost Stories, highly subjective, surreal lightbox collages, made from images shot by Hoey, and a logo designed by David Knowles, which will recur elsewhere in the show. The people featured in these photographs will also be presented in a separate room as poster-style portraits featuring their names and occupations. In the labeled posters Hoey’s aim is to surface the power dynamic of portraiture, particularly as it relates to a white artist taking the image of non-white people. Hoey will also present a 14’ tall stop-action photograph of the great boxing World Champion Alicia “Slick” Ashley shadowboxing. Ashley, a fighter as seasoned and skilled as Mohammed Ali, holds 3 Guinness World records and many World Titles, yet she remains unknown to most Americans.

“I invited Marcela Torres to be in this show because her work intersects with mine in dynamic ways,” Hoey explains. “She is first and foremost a performance artist who directly visualizes and attacks the currents of power acting on her queer brown body.” Torres works with fight training devices (speed bags, heavy bags), that have been mic’ed and the sound amplified and remixed. For Dana Hoey Presents Torres will present Agentic Mode, a 40 minute performance that employs audial soundscapes, martial arts movement and spoken word to contemplate contemporary violence as a lived war zone. The instruments she uses for the performance and the recorded sound will live on in the heart of the show after the live performance.

Exhibition programs include:

Thursday, July 11

Violence and Victimhood, a panel discussion moderated by Dana Hoey, featuring Nona Faustine Simmons, Emma Sulkowicz and Sarah Schulman. This panel is intended to frame the question of violence and historical, personal and cultural victimhood from viewpoints other than Hoey’s.

Friday, July 12

Ladies Muay Thai Fight Night, emceed by artist JJ Chan and featuring 5 amateur fights. Doors open at 7pm and entrance is free and open to the public although space is limited.

Thursday, July 18

Multi-disciplinary Fight Clinic, taught by Tang Soo Do World Title holder Jo-Anne Falanga. Clinic is open to all levels including beginner, and all styles are also welcome.

Dana Hoey is a feminist artist working in photography, video and social practice. She most recently exhibited Five Rings at the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, which featured self-defense classes for young women from the Police Athletic League and the local community. Three books are available on her work: The Phantom Sex, with essay by Johanna Burton; Experiments in Primitive Living, with essay by Maurice Berger; and Profane Waste, in collaboration with the writer Gretchen Rubin. Her persistent interests are conflict and the possibility of political art.

Marcela Torres brings into action performance, objects, workshops, and sound installations that investigate the interpellation of our diaspora.

Petzel Gallery is located at 456 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours: please note that the gallery will be open on Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  Thereafter, our summer hours begin Monday, July 8th, and we are open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For press inquires, please contact Ricky Lee at ricky@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.

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