Words & Pictures Presents:

Virtual Discussion with Arden Surdam and Kendra Jayne Patrick

Arden Surdam, Still Life with Raven (for Jo Ann)
September 24, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


HCP Online

Words & Pictures is pleased to present a virtual discussion between artist, Arden Surdam, and gallerist Kendra Jayne Patrick on the topic of her new monograph, Glut. Glut is Surdam’s first publication with Small Editions featuring exhibited and never-before-seen photographs from 2018-2020. The monograph extends the artist’s visual analysis and research on taste, specifically taste-based hierarchies arising from 18th and 19th century European still life painting. Expanding on French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s writing on cultural capital, variants of dominant taste, and art appropriation, Surdam’s work challenges the pathologization of non-Western food representations and presumptions surrounding class and sophistication.



About the Guests

Arden Surdam is an artist and researcher based in Los Angeles, CA. She completed her bachelors in Visual Arts & Environmental Studies at Oberlin College (2010) and her MFA in Photo & Media at CalArts (2015). This past March she was invited to be an artist-in-residence at Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island and this September she will be exhibiting at Metro Pictures in New York curated by Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick. 

Kendra Jayne Patrick directs an itinerant, eponymous art gallery based in New York City. The program is focused on exhibition-making and symbology related to the twenty-first century avant-garde, specializing in post-conceptual and post-internet sculpture, digital, photography, and painting. Since opening in late 2017 the gallery has shown a range of international artists and practices including Ivan Argote, Lap-See Lam, Kenya (Robinson), Jo Shane, and Arden Surdam. Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick has been featured in Artsy, Vulture, ARTnews, Barron’s, the San Francisco Chronicle, and DAZED Magazine. 

For more questions about the virtual program, please contact: samuel@hcponline.org

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Virtual Opening Reception: Keeper of the Hearth

September 10, 2020; 6:30 – 7:30 pm CST
Curator and Artist Remarks begin at 6:30 pm CST