Math Bass

Math Bass (b. 1981, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles.  She received her MFA from UCLA. Bass’s practice encompasses painting and sculpture, as well as performance and video. Her paintings titled "Newz!" employ a language of shapes and characters drawn from the stylized abstraction of sign painting. This lexicon of forms acts as a legend of sorts for actions and movements found in Bass's performances. Painted on raw canvas, the range of composed symbols addresses image production and consumption, and point to Bass's interest in language and poetics. Bass combines immediately recognizable symbols such as fire, smoke, alligators, matchsticks, letters, and abstracted symbols into shifting compositions. In some instances, these elements are arranged to take on the form of a face or refer to the schematics of a stage set with architectural fragments such as arches and steps that guide or move bodies through space. Bass has an upcoming solo exhibition at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY (2015). Exhibitions of Bass’s work have been presented by The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2014); White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO (2014); Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY (2014); Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (2014); and Silberkuppe, Berlin (2014).

Last updated: 25.04.2015