“Mandy El-Sayegh: White Grounds”

“Along with repeated references to the body, her pieces often feature pages from newspapers like London’s Financial Times—a reminder of the political, social, and economic structures to which bodies are subject . . .”

In Malaysia-born, London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh’s many-layered paintings, room-size installations, and table vitrine sculptures, fragments of visual and textual information—including objects from the artist’s personal collection, skin-like rectangles of painted latex, samples of her father’s calligraphy exercises, and printed advertisements—are arranged to convey new meanings. Along with repeated references to the body, her pieces often feature pages from newspapers like London’s Financial Times and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post—a reminder of the political, social, and economic structures to which bodies are subject and that these works challenge and disrupt. This exhibition presents new works commissioned in conjunction with Chisenhale Gallery in London.