Patricia L. Boyd
Patricia L. Boyd, Hold, Kunstverein München, Munich, 2021, Courtesy the artist, photo: Constanza Meléndez

Patricia L. Boyd

November 18, 2022 – February 5, 2023

Patricia L. Boyd’s work often addresses the interrelationship between techniques of presentation and institutional dynamics, using spatial interventions to alter a viewer’s perception of the exhibition rooms and their movement within them. She works across a range of mediums, including sculpture, photography, writing and video.

A recursive structure underlies much of her work, including her series Wall Pieces (2017 – ongoing), wherein the provenance of previous works are reintegrated into their present display. For Wall Pieces, the artist uses discarded cooking fat to create negative casts of parts of an office chair and turntable that are then embedded into existing or sometimes newly built gallery walls. At the end of the exhibition, the casts are removed together with the section of white wall surrounding them, to which they remain permanently connected.

Programmed by the board of the Secession
Curated by Annette Südbeck

Patricia L. Boyd, born in 1980 in London, lives and works in New York and London. Her work was included in Other Mechanisms, a group exhibition at the Secession curated by Anthony Huberman in 2018, and has since had highly acclaimed solo exhibitions at the Münchener Kunstverein (2020), Front Desk Apparatus, New York (2019), Christian Andersen, Kopenhagen (2019), and Cell Project Space, London (with Rosa Aiello, 2019).