New York - Exhibition

Math Bass: Crowd Rehearsal

The Jewish Museum

03 Nov 201722 Apr 2018

Math Bass’s work encompasses painting, sculpture, video, and performance. Bass grew up in a Jewish home, regularly attending temple, where ceremonies, rituals, and text influenced her predilection for the shrouding, pictographs, and repetition that infuse Crowd Rehearsal.

The two paintings are part of a series begun in 2012. Each shares a title whose letters—N, E, W, and Z—can be rotated to form Z, W, M, and N. These small shifts turn a comprehensible word into a collection of random letters and highlight the instability and mutability of meaning.

Math Bass was born in New York in 1981 and lives and works in Los Angeles.

  • Installation view of the exhibition Math Bass: Crowd Rehearsal, Photo by: Jason MandellaInstallation view of the exhibition Math Bass: Crowd Rehearsal, Photo by: Jason Mandella

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, fri, fri, sun 11:00 am - 5:45 pm; thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
wed

ADMISSION:
$12 adults, $10 seniors, $7.50 students

ESTABLISHED:
1905

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