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Sean Kelly is delighted to present It Never Entered My Mind, a group exhibition featuring fifteen artists working in painting and sculpture, curated by Los Angeles-based collector and producer Michael Sherman.

Titled after Miles Davis’ rendition of the iconic showtune “It Never Entered My Mind,” each artist in the exhibition takes up the perennial concerns of art making — including place, personal and cultural history, and the body — in their own, distinctive manner, not unlike a great jazz ensemble. Eschewing an overarching theme, It Never Entered My Mind presents the singular talents and conceptual concerns of each artist, many of whom are exhibiting in Los Angeles for the first time. The exhibition brings together artists living and working in disparate parts of the world in a variety of styles and media. In addition to the works on view, It Never Entered My Mind features music direction by Los Angeles-based musician and record producer MELO-X, inspired by each artist’s studio practice.

It Never Entered My Mind Playlist by MELO-X

 

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Lindsay Adams is a writer and painter working in various media. Adams’ work serves as a reflection and extension of herself, challenging narratives of race and representation, drawing upon personal and collective histories, and mining the complexity of the Black experience.

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Greg Breda is a self-taught contemporary visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Painting with acrylic paint on canvas, mylar and paper, his work explores the strength, resilience, and beauty of the human spirit.

It Never Entered My Mind - Curated by Michael Sherman - 展覽 - Sean Kelly Gallery

Grant Czuj’s work draws from his familial ties within American working-class culture. His art practice uses materiality and abstraction to work through an embodied experience of prison life that resists the normative interpretation and visual language of incarceration.

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Shanique Emelife is a queer Nigerian immigrant self-taught painter. Her work often centers on her experience as a first-generation immigrant, and explores family, culture, identity, and home.

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Alexander Harrison’s paintings are perplexing, anxious spaces, incorporating symbols of American history and racism. Harrison’s still-lives, landscapes, and portraits play with the tension between longing, interiority, and entrapment.

It Never Entered My Mind - Curated by Michael Sherman - 展覽 - Sean Kelly Gallery

Braden Hollis is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her paintings develop through an intuitive process of layering and removal, similar to choreography. Her works often begin with pure color, whilst also incorporating, and destabilizing, images from direct observation, or sourced from art history and popular culture.

It Never Entered My Mind - Curated by Michael Sherman - 展覽 - Sean Kelly Gallery

Michael Igwe is an artist from Lagos, Nigeria working primarily in painting. In treating art as a critical exploration of the personal, his practice engages with the fluidity of human experience and memory.

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Harminder Judge’s paintings, imbued with vibrancy and depth, reference Indian neo-tantric painting, as well as the Abstract Expressionist and color field movements of the 20th century. His process involves layering pigments into pools of wet plaster, followed by periods of sanding, polishing, and oiling.

It Never Entered My Mind - Curated by Michael Sherman - 展覽 - Sean Kelly Gallery

Mario Moore’s paintings focus on the personal, social, and political implications of our segregated society. Presenting stories of his own life and those of friends and family, Moore weaves in multiple references to history, art, politics, and literature to complete the emotionally resonant narratives of his work.

It Never Entered My Mind - Curated by Michael Sherman - 展覽 - Sean Kelly Gallery

Taj Poscé thematically constructs compositions by collaging archival research materials, construction materials, and studio-based materials. Employing iconographic and symbolic motifs, his paintings are loaded with emotional rigor, spirit and imagination that respond to, reconstruct, and reclaim imagery connected to Black histories, culture, and experiences.

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Harmonia Rosales’s artistic practice centers on the empowerment of Black and Latinx women in Western culture. In her realist painting, she simultaneously challenges and derives inspiration from the aesthetics of Renaissance painting and Greek mythology to construct alternative narratives.

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SANGREE is a Mexico City–based collaboration between artists René Godínez-Pozas and Carlos Lara. Within their wide-ranging practice, which encompasses photography, ceramics, and film, SANGREE has remained focused on materiality and the concepts of nature, pop culture, and technology.

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Hammzat Tahabsim is an artist of Iraqi and Circassian heritage whose provocative amalgamations confront the legacies of displacement and cultural erasure. With a background in architecture and visual art, Tahabsim invites viewers to delve into the complex tensions inherent to his diasporic identity.

It Never Entered My Mind - Curated by Michael Sherman - 展覽 - Sean Kelly Gallery

Thiang Uk’s paintings explore identity and ancestral memory through animism, metamorphosis, distance, mystery, and the medium of painting itself. Inspired by his family’s immigration to the United States from Myanmar in 2004, Uk’s practice involves abstraction of his personal experiences through experimentation with color, gesture, and the concept of landscape.

It Never Entered My Mind - Curated by Michael Sherman - 展覽 - Sean Kelly Gallery

Chantal Wnuk uses her work to better understand and translate the experiences of pressure, weakness, and power resulting from diagnosis and indefinite treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Through figurative distortion and varied oil painting techniques, she works to complicate stereotypes of illness and highlight the intricacies of inhabiting the human body.

For media inquiries, please contact Adair Lentini at Adair@skny.com

For all other inquiries, please contact Thomas Kelly at Thomas@seankellyla.com

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Installation view of It Never Entered My Mind curated by Michael Sherman at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles, May 18–July 27, 2024, Photography: Brica Wilcox, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles

Lindsay Adams Seven Steps to Heaven, 2023-2024

Lindsay Adams
Seven Steps to Heaven, 2023-2024
oil on canvas
36 inches (91.4 cm) diameter
signed and dated by artist, verso
LAd-1

Greg Breda Float like a Butterfly, 2024

Greg Breda
Float like a Butterfly, 2024
acrylic on polyester canvas
54 x 40 x 1 5/8 inches (137.2 x 101.6 x 4.1 cm)
signed and dated by artist, underside of canvas
GrBr-2

Grant Czuj Left_OVERS: LO018, 2022

Grant Czuj
Left_OVERS: LO018, 2022
paintings, wood, foam, rubber, printed cotton, cotton, polyester, wire, metal, inkjet print, grommets, yarn, cord, acrylic latex paint on canvas
90 x 64 x 1 3/4 inches (228.6 x 162.6 x 4.4 cm)
signed, dated and titled by artist, verso
GCz-1

Grant Czuj Home: 9075, 2023

Grant Czuj
Home: 9075, 2023
cotton, polyester, polyfill, yarn, beer cans, latex acrylic paint on canvas
58 x 60 x 7 inches (147.3 x 152.4 x 17.8 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
GCz-2

Shanique Emelife CoRolla, 2024

Shanique Emelife
CoRolla, 2024
oil on wood panel
8 x 10 x 1 1/2 inches (20.3 x 25.4 x 3.8 cm)
signed and dated by artist, verso
SEm-1

Shanique Emelife Dust Bath, 2024

Shanique Emelife
Dust Bath, 2024
oil on wood panel
24 x 18 x 1 1/2 inches (61 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm)
signed and dated by artist, verso
SEm-2

Alexander Harrison Labored Window, 2024

Alexander Harrison
Labored Window, 2024
acrylic on panel
24 x 18 x 1 1/2 inches (61 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm)
printed name and dated, verso
AHa-31284

Alexander Harrison Up Here, I'll Forever Be Alone, 2024

Alexander Harrison
Up Here, I'll Forever Be Alone, 2024
acrylic on panel
10 x 7 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (25.4 x 20 x 3.8 cm)
signed and dated, verso
AHa-31285

Braden Hollis A Roof Over One's Head, 2024

Braden Hollis
A Roof Over One's Head, 2024
acrylic and oil on canvas
28 x 22 x 3/4 in (71.1 x 55.9 x 1.9 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
BHo-1

Braden Hollis A Happening to Remember, 2024

Braden Hollis
A Happening to Remember, 2024
acrylic and oil on canvas
18 x 24 x 3/4 inches (45.7 x 61 x 1.9 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
BHo-3

Michael Igwe Tally, 2024

Michael Igwe
Tally, 2024
acrylic on canvas
65 1/2 x 96 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (166.4 x 245.1 x 4.4 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
MIg-3

Michael Igwe The Shape of a Dream, 2024

Michael Igwe
The Shape of a Dream, 2024
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 x 1 1/2 inches (152.4 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
MIg-4

Harminder Judge Untitled (waist and back and front embrace), 2023

Harminder Judge
Untitled (waist and back and front embrace), 2023
plaster, polymer, pigment, scrim and oil
90 9/16 x 78 3/4 x 1 9/16 inches (230 x 200 x 4 cm)
the work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity
JUDG-23015

Harminder Judge Untitled (branch aligned with her torso), 2024

Harminder Judge
Untitled (branch aligned with her torso), 2024
plaster, polymer, pigment, scrim and oil
80 x 79 x 1 inches (203.2 x 200.7 x 2.5 cm)
the work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity
JUDG-24001

Harminder Judge Untitled (story i), 2024

Harminder Judge
Untitled (story i), 2024
plaster, polymer, pigment, scrim and oil
9 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 1 3/8 inches (23 x 24 x 3.5 cm)
the work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity
JUDG-24003

Mario Moore Doll in the Wilderness, 2024

Mario Moore
Doll in the Wilderness, 2024
oil on linen
72 x 60 x 1 5/8 inches (182.9 x 152.4 x 4.1 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
MaMo-1

Mario Moore Ann Wyley’s Retribution of 1776, 2024

Mario Moore
Ann Wyley’s Retribution of 1776, 2024
oil on linen
72 x 48 x 1 1/2 inches (182.9 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
MaMo-2

Taj Poscé You Wish, 2023

Taj Poscé
You Wish, 2023
acrylic, fibered aluminum, burned silver rag, matte gloss paper, printer paper, fuzzy cotton fabric, and industrial plastic sheeting on wood panel
63 x 96 x 1 7/8 inches (160 x 243.8 x 4.8 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
(TPo-1)

Taj Poscé From Chains, To Chains, To Chainz, 2023

Taj Poscé
From Chains, To Chains, To Chainz, 2023
acrylic, caulk, burned silver rag paper, matte photo paper, acrylic transparency paper, printer paper on wood panel
84 x 66 x 1 3/4 inches (213.4 x 167.6 x 4.4 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
TPo-2

Harmonia Rosales The Alchemist, 2023

Harmonia Rosales
The Alchemist, 2023
oil, genuine silver, and iron oxide on wood panel
painting: 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
framed: 42 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches (108 x 108 x 5.7 cm)
signed by artist, recto
HR-1

SANGREE Dunk Amphora, 2023

SANGREE
Dunk Amphora, 2023
high temperature glazed ceramic
24 13/16 x 25 3/16 x 17 11/16 inches (63 x 64 x 44.9 cm)
the work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity
SAN-2

Hammzat Tahabsim Figure with Orange Halo and Six Eggs, 2024

Hammzat Tahabsim
Figure with Orange Halo and Six Eggs, 2024
oil on wool blend
64 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 1 3/8 inches (163.8 x 128.3 x 3.5 cm)
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
HTa-2

Thiang Uk Diptych in Yellow (D2), 2023

Thiang Uk
Diptych in Yellow (D2), 2023
oil on canvas in two parts
each canvas: 48 x 42 x 1 3/4inches (121.9 x 106.7 x 4.4 cm)
overall: 48 x 84 x 1 3/4 inches (121.9 x 213.4 x 4.4 cm)
signed and dated by artist, verso
TUk-1

Thiang Uk Red, 2023

Thiang Uk
Red, 2023
oil on canvas
30 x 48 x 1 3/8 inches (76.2 x 121.9 x 3.5 cm)
signed and dated by artist, verso
TUk-2

Thiang Uk Untitled, 2023

Thiang Uk
Untitled, 2023
oil on panel in two parts
each panel: 10 x 8 x 1 1/2 inches (25.4 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm)
overall: 10 x 16 x 1 1/2 inches (25.4 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm)
signed and dated by artist, verso
TUk-3

Chantal Wnuk Searching the Wrack Line, 2024

Chantal Wnuk
Searching the Wrack Line, 2024
oil on linen
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (101.6 x 76.2 x 3.8 cm)|
signed, titled and dated by artist, verso
CWn-2