Glen Fogel, ‘From Anna’, n.d., Painting, Oil on canvas, ICA Philadelphia
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Glen Fogel

From Anna, n.d.

Oil on canvas
62 × 48 in
157.5 × 121.9 cm
Location
Philadelphia
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Courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts, New York
Glen Fogel
American, b. 1977
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In his video installations, Glen Fogel constructs narratives from a combination of personal experience and politically charged issues. His works are often centered around objects laden with complex emotional and symbolic associations, as in With Me…You (2011), where images of his family members’ wedding rings are projected onto gallery walls, accompanied by painted copies of Fogel’s own love letters and notes, at once revealing personal significance and drawing attention to the commercial and state-sponsored systems the rings represent. For another piece, Goldye (2011), he installed his grandmother’s 1991 Cadillac in a gallery storefront, anthropomorphizing it with flashing headlights and a continuous recording of the word “shit.” About the intensely personal nature of his work, Fogel has said: “I wonder if all art is portraiture of some kind, like the primal impulse to portray ourselves.”

Glen Fogel, ‘From Anna’, n.d., Painting, Oil on canvas, ICA Philadelphia
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Courtesy the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts, New York
Glen Fogel
American, b. 1977
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In his video installations, Glen Fogel constructs narratives from a combination of personal experience and politically charged issues. His works are often centered around objects laden with complex emotional and symbolic associations, as in With Me…You (2011), where images of his family members’ wedding rings are projected onto gallery walls, accompanied by painted copies of Fogel’s own love letters and notes, at once revealing personal significance and drawing attention to the commercial and state-sponsored systems the rings represent. For another piece, Goldye (2011), he installed his grandmother’s 1991 Cadillac in a gallery storefront, anthropomorphizing it with flashing headlights and a continuous recording of the word “shit.” About the intensely personal nature of his work, Fogel has said: “I wonder if all art is portraiture of some kind, like the primal impulse to portray ourselves.”

Glen Fogel

From Anna, n.d.

Oil on canvas
62 × 48 in
157.5 × 121.9 cm
Location
Philadelphia
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