Press preview in presence of the artist : Wednesday, 9 May, 5 PM
Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to present Me and My Gurls, an exhibition of new and recent works by Molly Soda. This will be the gallery’s third solo exhibition with the American artist since she joined in 2015. On view will be a series of aluminiumand acrylic prints, videos on TV screens and iPads, printed balloons and a physical archive from a YouTube video’s comment section.
In Me and My Gurls, Soda transports the familiar surroundings of her computer screen into the white cube of the gallery space, creating an all encompassing installation that sees the walls of the gallery transformed into a desktop, complete with icons denoting popular gifs, screenshots and miscellaneous web content, accompanied by a series of prints and videos, evocative of an active desktop of yet to be archived content within the exhibition space.
This act of exposing Soda’s digital desktop to her IRL (in real life) audience builds upon her previous solo shows at the gallery. With the artist’s first solo show with the gallery, From My Bedroom To Yours, Soda transported the gallery goer to her bedroom, a space deeply personal to young women throughout the world. In 2018 in Me and My Gurls, Soda invites her audience into the universe of her desktop, as she continues to confront the issues that arise at the junction of the internet and personal space, paralleling IRL the artist’s personal exposure so fundamental to her many video works available on the web.