Lisa Jo (*1983, Los Angeles) presents two new paintings. For the most part, Lisa Jo’s work eschews figurative representation and yet recognizable body parts emerge—not bodies without organs, but organs without bodies. Like the process of digitization, what was whole is disassembled, detached, into pieces of disparate information.
Both works are presented on metal stands—a similar construction to the one in Philip Johnson’s Glass House: a see-through home, not so different from a storefront window. Blurring and fetishizing the domestic and its interior space, putting everything on display. Switching off the distinctions.
In her flat and corporeal shapes, Lisa Jo joins together disparate bits into 2021 chimeras. She makes Modernism’s obsession with transparency brutally personal and asks bluntly: is the body a better glass house? What are boundaries—physically, erotically, digitally—of personhood today?
Lisa Jo lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. Her work has been exhibited at: Braunsfelder, Cologne (2020); Plymouth Rock, Zurich (2019); 45b, Paris (2018); Green Tea Gallery Worldwide, New York City (2012); and The Suburban, Oak Park IL (2012). Jo has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, including: Lars Friedrich, Berlin (2020); Galerie Bernhard, Zurich (2019); XYZ, Tokyo, (2016); The Mistake Room, Los Angeles (2016); Mathew Gallery, Berlin (2014); Greene Naftali Gallery, NYC (2013); Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (2012); Pro Choice, Vienna (2012); Balice Hertling Gallery, Paris (2012); Swiss Institute, NYC (2012); White Columns, NYC (2011); Jack Hanley Gallery, NYC (2010); 179 Canal Street, NYC (2010); Gavin Brown Enterprises, NYC (2008).