Five Artists

Five Artists - curated by Matthew Schum   

June 25 - July 31, 2015

David Nolan New York
527 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001 

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present Five Artists, curated by Matthew Schum.

On view from June 25 through August 1, the exhibition brings together an international group of artists whose art explores vernacular, political and art historical cultures across a variety of media.


According to the curator: "Five Artists is loosely based on Robert Altman’s film 1977 3 Women. Set somewhere in the California desert, the sparse narrative depicts three characters who occupy, overturn and eventually abandon their male-dominated community. Taking inspiration from the eroded landscape and classical mythology, the appropriation of patriarchy in the film’s conclusion involves the characters becoming an amalgamation of archetypal roles. Myth-making within recent art became a consideration when selecting artworks for the present exhibition. The various works suggest a displacement of political orders predicated on male values. They resist gendered formulas of making and art’s market-driven desertification, just as Altman’s most experimental film, in its time, did.”

Artists:  Ana Prvački, Clarissa Tossin, Vesna Pavlović, Steffani Jemison, and Pilvi Takala