Cristine Brache & Brad Phillips Open "Epithalamium" @ Anat Ebgi In Los Angeles

Taking its name from the epithalamium, a poem written for a bride, Cristine Brache and Brad Phillips, wife and husband artists, examine the potential of marriage, allowing their lived experience to speak to larger narratives of bodily trauma and mortality, while alluding to the intimate qualities of a unique partnership. Pain has exterior indicators we can all recognize, chiefly via language. Yet language is often insufficient to adequately articulate, or empathize with, another’s suffering. Brache and Phillips transmit these difficult and impossible positions inside the language-based programs of culture, allowing for moments of vulnerability. The exhibition is on view through March 9th at AE2 2680 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Kupper