Simone Subal Gallery is proud to present new works by Baseera Khan and Jesse Wine.
Baseera Khan’s practice uses the lens of their own body to investigate how subjectivity is shaped and threatened by social and capitalist systems. Much of this inquiry revolves around the experience of being surveilled and how this coincides, in the case of Khan, with the construction of gender and their Muslim identity. Khan’s art at its core is both political and poetic, melding a diverse range of themes ranging from subgenres of indie-rock to interpretations of the Koran.
Jesse Wine’s practice subverts a conventional understanding of ceramics in order to question art’s relationship to class, identity, and the politics of representation. His self-contained objects meditate on the nature of the creative act and the ways physical and metaphorical displacement compresses historical time, while combining elements of figuration and abstraction. Wine has found how the shapes of the past resonate today, how the objects of Henry Moore, for instance, made in the anxious filled years of interwar Britain mirror the uncertainty felt by many presently.