The Fog, 2019

Basel 2019
Vielmetter Los Angeles
Prints & Multiples
wood, spray paint, enamel paint, photographic transparencies, and resin on panel; installation dimensions variable
18.5 x 25.0 Size (cm)
7.3 x 9.8 Size (in)
33 works. The Fog is a new installation of 33 resin works on panel by New York-based artist Sadie Benning. Each panel is composed of layers of clear resin and pigment prints on transparencies. The panels are arranged in sequences, such that the installation unrolls with a unique temporality, like a film. The title refers to the feeling of being mired in a suspended atmosphere, something that obscures and confuses perception, interactions, and thought – a physical manifestation of mental haze. The Fog also refers to a 1980 horror film by John Carpenter. And there is a sort of horror in this puzzling set of images: that of the ever-present anxiety of contemporary politics and the resulting sense of uncertainty.