Ser Serpas’ practice transcends various mediums while maintaining the axial awareness of physicality, fragmentation, artificial assemblance, and the artist’s autonomy in alteration… Monakhos becomes a contrary meditation of artistic solitude and unprovoked stillness. Featured in the show are her generously textured oil paintings on unstretched canvas, produced in voluntary isolation in the studio, while she religiously listened to podcasts and audiobooks on life in the ancient world and the Hebrew bible… The fragility of a passing moment and its unretrievable qualities are brought to the foreground in the portrayal of the indistinct body parts in the medial phase of the sculpting process. The tender aspect of exposing a subject to a permanent change becomes evident in the specific intermediary moment in time, space and memory. — Gvantsa Jgushia*
Monakhos—an exhibition of new work by Serpas—is on view for one more week at LC Queisser in Tbilisi.
Through September 4
Mazniashvili 10 / Tsinamdzgvrishvili 49, Tbilisi
*Text © Gvantsa Jgushia, courtesy of the author and LC Queisser.
Ser Serpas, Monakhos, LC Queisser, Tbilisi, July 16–September 4, 2022, from top: Installation view; Untitled, 2022, oil on canvas; installation view (3), all paintings titled Untitled, 2022, oil on canvas; installation view. Images © Ser Serpas, courtesy of the artist and LC Queisser.