ICA Baltimore presents Angela Conant: Deuteranope, a multi-media exhibition of painting, projection, sculpture, and installation. Works will be arranged according to their meaning in relationship to dark and light, inner and outer, consciousness and unconsciousness.
Projection in an interior, dark gallery-within-gallery will serve as a false window to the outside/light space, and will display narrative that fictionalizes the objects outside. Works on the inside of the dark space will be balanced on the outside by countering or opposing objects.
The Deuteranope painting diptych series are each comprised of one painting made in full-color, and a second painting which is formally identical but rendered only in colors visible to people with red-green color blindness.Other works are props for a fictional public access television program which abstractly and sardonically explores the decline of objectivity in popular news media. Contemporary television news is parodied through transparent application of humble materials.
In her recent work, Angela Conant repeats content through paint, video and stone. Her videos incorporate sculpture and paintings and have parodied the politics of gender and media. Her practice also encompasses curating and collaborating on artist-run projects.
Conant’s work has been exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix (New York City), The Elizabeth Foundation Project Space (New York City), SPRING/BREAK art show (New York City); Glasshouse Projects (Brooklyn), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE), Neter (Mexico City, MX), The Sunview Luncheonette (Brooklyn), ICA Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), La Mama Gallery (New York City), SARDINE (Brooklyn, NY), Galerie René Blouin (Montreal, QC) and Agency (Brooklyn, NY). She has spoken at Boston University's School of Fine Art and at New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded a Critical Writing residency at Recess (New York City) in 2013 and an Artist Residency at the Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) in 2014. In 2007, she co-founded The Gowanus Studio Space, an artist-run collaborative in Brooklyn where she served as Artistic Director until 2014. She earned an MFA from School of Visual Arts in 2013.