In this work from her new series of collaged paintings, Lupo uses found images of the actress Sandrine Bonnaire from two of her best known films, À Nos Amours and Vagabond. Bonnaire becomes a kind of stand-in for the artist and the boat railing she leans on resembles elements of the public sculptures Lupo reimagines in her own work.
Nancy Lupo’s artworks and installations draw our attention to often overlooked everyday objects, materials that deeply affect our understanding of the world. Her work frequently examines the mysterious and alien character of text, language and symbols. Los Angeles-based Lupo explores the potential for confusion to be a slow force that is both unsettling and full of potential.
Los Angeles, Kristina Kite Gallery, Teller, 2020