M+B is pleased to announce its participation at The Armory Show from March 2 - 5 in New York City. Please visit us at Pier 94 Booth P6 where we will be presenting new works by Los Angeles based artist Nevine Mahmoud.
Nevine Mahmoud’s meticulously sculpted works are connected by their materiality and sensual expressiveness. The works in the booth are a focused selection of hand-carved stone objects—fragmented, bodily shapes with luminescent skins and surreally erotic overtones. With their lush material presence, the curving forms beckon to us to touch them, place our bodies against them.
In Putte, smooth alabaster lips rest atop a handkerchief cast in iron, underscoring the tension between the supple surface of the lips and the rough industrial material. The hybrid breast/flower of Auto Body Part I—its delicate skin hollowed out from hard stone—balances against the readymade metal of a machined coil. And in Headless, a large wayward tongue juts from the wall, disembodied from its owner. With a playful post-minimalism, these objects are in dialogue with the work of artists such as Robert Gober, Alina Szapozcnikow and Marcel Duchamp, and explore the tense poetry between bodies and things.
Nevine Mahmoud (b. 1988, London) received her BA from Goldsmiths, University of London and MFA from the University of Southern California. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, including most recently The Poet and The Critic, and the missing, as part of the Storefront Series exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Lasting Concept at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Other recent thematic exhibitions include This is Presence at Ballroom Marfa, TX; An Uncanny Order at Jessica Silverman, San Francisco; Debris at James Fuentes, New York and Seven Reeds at Overduin & Co., Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in BOMB Magazine, MOUSSE, Art Review, Los Angeles Times and Contemporary Art Daily. The artist will have her debut solo exhibition at M+B in November 2017. Nevine Mahmoud lives and works in Los Angeles.