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Eva Presenhuber is pleased to present The Stage an exhibition by Tschabalala Self at our private showroom in conjunction with the artist’s play Sounding Board, presented as part of Performa Biennial 2021. The affiliated show is comprised of paintings, drawings, costumes, and functional objects inspired by and directly lifted from Self’s new dramedy, with the performance’s actors, props, and scenery employed as visual motifs throughout this latest body of work. 

Sounding Board, written and directed by Self, is the artist's first ever live performance, in which her iconic collage-paintings come to life in the form of male/female dialogues that examine the complex nuances of romantic relations, constraints of verbal communication, and universal desire for haptic connection. Rendered in Self’s signature style that extends the boundaries of the figurative, the works on view run the gamut from costumes and sculptural furniture to mixed-media paintings and fanciful works on paper.

The showroom is open by appointment only. 

 

TIS-1

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, The Stage, Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, 2021

VoW

Imani and CJ

2021

Dye print on Linen with applique and acrylic, silk charmeuse lining, aluminum stretcher

Unique - Diptych

2 parts, each 213.5 x 160 x 3 cm / 84 x 63 x 1 1/4 in

SELF 50109

SOLD

Imani and CJ

2021

Dye print on Linen with applique and acrylic, silk charmeuse lining, aluminum stretcher

Unique - Diptych

2 parts, each 213.5 x 160 x 3 cm / 84 x 63 x 1 1/4 in

SELF 50109

SOLD

VoW

Alexis and Hunter

2021

Dye print on Linen with applique and acrylic, silk charmeuse lining, aluminum stretcher

Unique - Diptych

2 parts, each 213.5 x 160 x 3 cm / 84 x 63 x 1 1/4 in

SELF 50108

SOLD

Alexis and Hunter

2021

Dye print on Linen with applique and acrylic, silk charmeuse lining, aluminum stretcher

Unique - Diptych

2 parts, each 213.5 x 160 x 3 cm / 84 x 63 x 1 1/4 in

SELF 50108

SOLD

Lady in Pink on Fat Leg Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50151

42‘000 USD

Inquire

Lady in Yellow on Spiral Seat #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50159

42‘000 USD

Inquire

Yellow Man on Wide Base Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50160

42‘000 USD

Inquire

Green Man on Fat Leg Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50161

42‘000 USD

Inquire

Lady in Yellow on Wide Base Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50156

42‘000 USD

Inquire

Lady in Yellow on Wide Base Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50153

42‘000 USD

Inquire

Blue Man on Fat Leg Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50167

42‘000 USD

Inquire

Yellow Lady on Wide Base Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50152

SOLD

Inquire

Lady in Red on Fat Leg Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50155

SOLD

Inquire

Lady in Pink on Spiral Seat #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50157

SOLD

Inquire

Lady in White on Wide Base Lounge #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50166

SOLD

Inquire

Couple in Lime on Lifted Lounge #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 72.5 x 91.5 cm / 28 1/2 x 36 in

Frame 95.5 x 114.5 cm / 37 1/2 x 45 in

SELF 50165

SOLD

Inquire

Couple in Blue on Lifted Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 72.5 x 91.5 cm / 28 1/2 x 36 in

Frame 95.5 x 114.5 cm / 37 1/2 x 45 in

SELF 50164

SOLD

Inquire

Man and Shadow on Lifted Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50169

SOLD

Inquire

Red Lady and Shadow on Lifted Lounge #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 72.5 x 91.5 cm / 28 1/2 x 36 in

Frame 95.5 x 114.5 cm / 37 1/2 x 45 in

SELF 50168

SOLD

Inquire

Seated Couple with Spiral Table

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Image 91.5 x 91.5 cm / 36 x 36 in

Frame 114.5 x 114.5 cm / 45 x 45 in

SELF 50170

SOLD

Inquire

Lady in Pink on Fat Leg Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50151

42‘000 USD

Lady in Yellow on Spiral Seat #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50159

42‘000 USD

Yellow Man on Wide Base Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50160

42‘000 USD

Green Man on Fat Leg Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50161

42‘000 USD

Lady in Yellow on Wide Base Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50156

42‘000 USD

Lady in Yellow on Wide Base Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50153

42‘000 USD

Blue Man on Fat Leg Lounge #3

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50167

42‘000 USD

Yellow Lady on Wide Base Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50152

SOLD

Lady in Red on Fat Leg Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50155

SOLD

Lady in Pink on Spiral Seat #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50157

SOLD

Lady in White on Wide Base Lounge #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50166

SOLD

Couple in Lime on Lifted Lounge #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 72.5 x 91.5 cm / 28 1/2 x 36 in

Frame 95.5 x 114.5 cm / 37 1/2 x 45 in

SELF 50165

SOLD

Couple in Blue on Lifted Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 72.5 x 91.5 cm / 28 1/2 x 36 in

Frame 95.5 x 114.5 cm / 37 1/2 x 45 in

SELF 50164

SOLD

Man and Shadow on Lifted Lounge #1

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 91.5 x 72.5 cm / 36 x 28 1/2 in

Frame 114.5 x 95.5 cm / 45 x 37 1/2 in

SELF 50169

SOLD

Red Lady and Shadow on Lifted Lounge #2

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Sheet 72.5 x 91.5 cm / 28 1/2 x 36 in

Frame 95.5 x 114.5 cm / 37 1/2 x 45 in

SELF 50168

SOLD

Seated Couple with Spiral Table

2021

Colored pencil, acrylic paint, gouache, charcoal, graphite on archival inkjet print

Unique

Image 91.5 x 91.5 cm / 36 x 36 in

Frame 114.5 x 114.5 cm / 45 x 45 in

SELF 50170

SOLD

TIS-2

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, Sounding Board, Performa, Harlem, New York, NY, 2021

Installation View, Tschabalala Self, Sounding Board, Performa, Harlem, New York, NY, 2021

What was it like creating your first live performance?

I’ve been approaching this whole process experimentally. Toward the end of the first rehearsal, I got a better sense of what direction I wanted to go with the production, and when we met again for the second set of rehearsals, we worked on exaggerating the differences between each act. The whole effort has been super collaborative and exploratory, which is different from my normal artistic process. Making a fine art show is a solitary experience between me and the object I’m creating, whereas with this I’m spending time with the people who are the inspiration for the work. The actors are in many ways the muses, so establishing a dialogue with them has been a completely new and really enjoyable experience.

Tschabalala Self in ARTnews