Seemingly mundane items— from cigarette stubs to soda cans, handbags and stray pills—are rendered strange as they become surrogates for the body, evoking both comfort and disquiet. Belanger conjures associations rich in references from Pop Art to the Surrealist object to seventeenth-century Dutch vanitas paintings, yet her work’s psychic impact remains acutely attuned to archetypes of the present. Belanger’s elegantly smooth and supple forms often contrast with their darkly humorous insinuations relating to pertinent subjects such as mass production, chemical dependency, and the absurdity of patriarchy.

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Past Exhibitions

Genesis Belanger: Holding Pattern

New Museum
22/01/2019 — 14/04/2019

Solo Shows

2018
Genesis Belanger and Emily Mae Smith, Perrotin Gallery, New York, NY
Nada New York, Mrs., 2017 cheap cookie and a tall drink of water, Mrs gallery, ny, ny

Group Shows

2018
Distortions, Nathalie Karg, New York, NY
Objects Like Us, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Uncanny Memories, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
Body So Delicious, Reyes Projects, Birmingham, MI

2017
GENESIS BELANGER, MELISSA BROWN, ROY DE FOREST, MIMI GROss, derek eller gallery, New york, NY

2016
Scarlet street, lucien terras, New York,NY
Happiness and other forms of self delusion, pioneer works
Frida Smoked, Invisible Exports gallery, New York, Ny
nature/gesture, project art space. new york, ny
spring break/art fair, new york, ny