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Julia Dault

°1977, Toronto (CAN) – lives and works in Brooklyn, NY (USA)

By devising expressive gestures through rules and reasoning indicative of Post-Minimal and Conceptual art, Julia Dault is part of a generation of artists invigorating abstract painting today. She explores notions of artistic labor, often through constraining, repeating, or mechanically producing her hand’s gestures. This is achieved in part through her use of non-traditional tools and supports: Dault scrapes and pushes paint across the canvas with combs, squeegees, and other implements that help her create pattern-like, but ultimately imperfect, compositions. Dault’s exploration of the handmade and the industrial continues in her sculptures, which she improvises on site by hand-bent building materials.

(courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery)

Julia Dault’s recent solo exhibtions include Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; The Power Plant, Toronto; China Art Objects, Los Angeles; White Cube Bermondsey, London; Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich; and Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto.

Her work was part of group exhibitions in venues such as Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. Dault als participated in the Ninth Gwangju Biennale in South Korea; the Marrakech Biennale; and The Ungovernables - The New Museum Triennial at the New Museum, New York.

Julia Dault is represented by the following gallery;
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Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

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