Jasmine Gregory
with Ian Wooldrdige
Home Improvements
Park View / Paul Soto
March 18, 2021 – April 17, 2021

LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS is pleased to announce Home Improvements, an exhibition of new works by American born painter Jasmine Gregory.  The exhibition is in collaboration with British born artist Ian Wooldridge and is organized by Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles.  Home Improvements is the continuation of an ongoing dialogue between the two artists who explore identity, subjectivity, and consumption in their works through abstraction and pop.

Sham-polish

Bloating veil,
behind witch
A hyde
I twitch,
and cover my eyes. 

“More great and more better!”

Bells peel, 
the dints grow smooth.
swollen heels 
carry me 
just the same. 

Peer over 
uhhh 
Eking, lumpen shoulder. 

Nurse 
on my swollen, split tongue. 
Gently.
Spilt, 
soon to burst. 

“The Devil is next after Jack as a culture hero.”
jacked up,
The details evade me
don’t make me say it twice…

Peak 
through tall fingers
turn your cheek to check

Dust swarms
my sobbing mouth,
(a sobbing mouth)
lapses away.

by Olamiju Fajemisin 

Jasmine Gregory was born in Washington DC in 1987, and currently lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland, where she teaches at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK). Her works have been exhibited at Les Urbaines (CH), Kunsthalle Zürich (CH), and Karma International (CH) among others. She has also participated in “Reimagining the Museum: Open Letters and a Decolonial Framework” a roundtable discussion hosted by the Hammer Museum (US).

Ian Wooldridge is an artist and writer based in Zürich. He has performed and exhibited at: ICA (London); Fri Art (Fribourg) Nuit Blanche (Paris Arts Lab 2019); The Cruising Pavilion (Venice Architecture Biennale 2018); LUX (London); Folkwang (Essen) and Istituto Svizzero, (Rome). And has written for Artforum (USA), Frieze (UK), Mousse (IT), Brand New Life (CH), Arcadia Missa (UK),
Pilot Press (UK) and Le Temps (CH).

images credits : Isabelle Arthuis