Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Megan Rooney

Your Second Wife

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Chantal Joffe, artist

Year 2018
Medium Acrylic, pencil and pastel on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

This work is part of an ongoing series called Old baggy root which I am developing as part of an upcoming solo show at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Works from this series has been shown recently at DREI gallery in Cologne.

"As in previous work, the artist summons a cast of recurring characters that expand and contract, shapeshift across ephemeral incarnations: the self is not solid, nor are its narratives. Rooney’s references engage with materiality and the human subject, but they are also deeply invested in the present moment: the pervasive dread fostered by political ideologies that casually discard the human, the humane; and the laden violence of our society, so resident in the home, in the female, in the body."

- Text by Emily La Barge

About the artist:

Megan Rooney (b.1986, Canada) lives and works in London and Berlin. Graduated from Goldsmith's College (2011); and University of Toronto (2009). Select solo exhibitions include Animals on the bed, Seventeen, London (2016); Okie Dog on Santa Monica, Almanac Inn, Turin (2015); Touching your face in a painting by the river, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris (2014); Everythings the same this is my dream, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen (2013); and 0% Promise, SPACE, London (2013). Select group exhibitions include Natural Instincts, Les Urbaines, Lausanne (2015); What’s love got to do with it, S.A.L.T.S, Basel (2015); Till the Stars Turn Cold, Glasgow Sculpture Studio, Glasgow (2015); Der Leone have Sept Cabeça, CRAC, Alsace (2014); and Ocean Living, Arcadia Missa, London (2013). Her works are held in public and private collections including Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; and Frac Ile de France, Paris.