Group Exhibition: Holly Coulis, Nevine Mahmoud and Christina Ramberg
Why We Recommend it
Spanning diverse genres of art and subject matter, the group exhibition of Holly Coulis, Nevine Mahmoud and Christina Ramberg pushes representation to the point of estrangement and impels viewers to reconsider how they relate to common forms.
Holly Coulis, Nevine Mahmoud and Christina Ramberg, who work in painting, sculpture and drawing respectively, transform traditional, art-historical subject matter often through an exuberant sense of individualism, opening interpretations of the human body and domestic objects to new possibilities.
Coulis’ still life paintings are infused with a pop sensibility, with pared down objects reduced to their geometric forms, displayed according to a Cubist perspective. Mahmoud’s sculptures erotically make an explicit connection between body and household object, rendering breasts and tongues in non-malleable glass and stone. Ramberg’s drawings depict torsos restructured by corsets, tangles of hair, the female figure, showing an acute awareness of how garments transform women’s bodies in relation to painterly abstraction.