Rachel Marisa LaBine 
Feria Material Vol 10 CDMX
February 8-11, 2024

LaBine's (b.1987, American) paintings actualize an almost discernible space. Hovering in and collapsing the distance between physical object and composition, they draw equivalencies to the transience of constructed human desire in an image-laden world. Employing replication of familiar cultural and architectural elements as anchors, LaBine allows fragments of the original composition to dissipate and ultimately merge with the plasticity of line, color and symbolism. Her interest in the visual lineage of feminist abstraction, surrealism, experimental film, and social science fiction extends into her work evoking an emotive elsewhere, animated by holding scale, legibility, and longing in a slippery grip.

LaBine received her MFA from Columbia University, New York (2019) and her BFA from RISD (2010). Her work has been included in several group exhibitions including False Flag, New York (2021), Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2019), Lyles & King, New York (2017), Ms Barbers, Los Angeles (2017) and previously had a solo exhibition at Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR (2019). In 2019 LaBine received the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Award.