Antony: The Cut
MALONEY FINE ART
2680 South La Cienega Blvd.
(between Venice & Washington)
Los Angeles, CA 90034
September 12 – October 26
Maloney Fine Art, in collaboration with Sikkema Jenkins and Co, New York, is pleased to present The Cut, a solo exhibition of work by Antony, on view from September 12 through October 26, 2013.
Antony has created a body of work including drawing, collage, and sculpture alongside his critically acclaimed musical career as both a singer and composer. Both his music and visual art are marked by intuitive and accumulative practices that reflect a shared visual and psychological vocabulary. The initial inspiration that provided the framework for the exhibition was a poem written by the artist entitled The Cut, which describes the source of creation as a slit in the sky. The marks that the artist makes on the surface of his artwork can at once be understood as scars as well as applications that have the ability to heal the surface of the paper, fabric, or canvas. A delicate line can be juxtaposed with a harsh application of paint or a torn edge. Many of the works are intimate in scale and ephemeral in their materiality, but they are monumental in the emotional depth that they convey. Like Joseph Beuys, Antony’s work originates in personal experience yet it also addresses universal artistic or social ideas and poetically suggests the healing potential of art.
Antony Hegarty, often referred to simply as Antony, is an English singer, composer, and visual artist. He is best known as the lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons, his work with Hercules and Love Affair and his collaborations with Marina Abramović, Rufus Wainwright, Robert Wilson and Yoko Ono. Antony was the curator of “Meltdown” at the Southbank Centre in London in 2012.