Justine Kurland: Sincere Auto Care

4 September – 11 October 2014, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

By Sonia Wilson

Draped Glass, 2014,inkjet print, 41 × 51 cm. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

With her young son onboard and a bed built into the back of her van, driving cross-country has long been part of Justine Kurland’s peripatetic artistic life. In This Train Is Bound for Glory (2009), she began to include references to her own roving existence in the cameo parts played by her bedraggled son and the brief appearance of their shabby van. With Sincere Auto Care, the maintenance of the van and the predominantly masculine spaces of automotive America are now…

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