Joe Deutch Retrospective

Among other feats of self-imperilment, his performances have included disabling a police car in broad daylight, being intentionally bitten by a poisonous rattlesnake and, most infamously, playing Russian roulette in front of an art class at UCLA, a performance that has been linked to Burden’s departure from his position at the university. Coming out of a long Los Angeles tradition of performance that includes such canonical artists as Chris Burden and Ron Athey, Joe Deutch’s practice seeks to continue a commitment to physicality through an exploration of his body and the constructed landscape beyond the studio as compelling sites for artworks. Opening June 21 at the Marlborough Chelsea gallery in New York as retrospective of Joe Deutch which will be on view until July 27, 545 West 25th Street, New York,