There is no such thing as a good decision, 2014, exhibition view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

There is no such thing as a good decision, 2014, exhibition view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

There is no such thing as a good decision, 2014, exhibition view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

There is no such thing as a good decision, 2014, exhibition view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

There is no such thing as a good decision, 2014, exhibition view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

There is no such thing as a good decision, 2014, exhibition view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

There is no such thing as a good decision, 2014, exhibition view, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Phoebe Washburn, Reenactment of Flag Painting on the Moon in a Chair Donated by a Hippie who now sits on the Floor, 2011, mixed media, 37 x 20 x 17 inches

Phoebe Washburn, Reenactment of Flag Painting on the Moon in a Chair Donated by a Hippie who now sits on the Floor (detail), 2011, mixed media, 37 x 20 x 17 inches

Annabel Daou, & (No.2),, 2013, ink on repair tape on paper, 38.5 x 25.5 inches

Annabel Daou, & (No.2) (detail),, 2013, ink on repair tape on paper, 38.5 x 25.5 inches

Julianne Swartz, Stretch Drawing (Single Jut), 2013, Abaca paper, stone, wood, 9 x 7.5 x 5 inches

Beth Campbell, There's no such thing as a good decision (alternate), 2013, powder coated steel, 40 x 100 x 52 inches

Beth Campbell, There's no such thing as a good decision (alternate) (detail), 2013, powder coated steel, 40 x 100 x 52 inches

Stefana McClure, Colorblind Dixie (meadow breeze), 2013, cut paper, 9.25 x 10 x 3.75 inches

Stefana McClure, Colorblind Dixie (meadow breeze) (detail), 2013, cut paper, 9.25 x 10 x 3.75 inches

Sophie Calle, Jean Yves Le Gavre, 23rd Sleeper, 1980, Six original photographic prints, 5.1 x 7.1 inches framed each

Celeste Fichter, The Other Side of the Mountain, 2009, Fan, book page, variable dimensions: 47 x 18 x 44 inches

Celeste Fichter, The Other Side of the Mountain (detail), 2009, Fan, book page, variable dimensions: 47 x 18 x 44 inches

Celeste Fichter, The Other Side of the Mountain (detail), 2009, Fan, book page, variable dimensions: 47 x 18 x 44 inches

Celeste Fichter, Significant Other, 2010, oil on wood, diptych: 12 x 12 inches each; 12 x 24 inches overall

Celeste Fichter, Significant Other (detail), 2010, oil on wood, diptych: 12 x 12 inches each; 12 x 24 inches overall

Dylan Stone, The Colour Section (The Peacemaker), 1997, Embroidery on newsprint, 21.25 x 26.25 inches

Dylan Stone, The Colour Section (The Peacemaker) (detail), 1997, Embroidery on newsprint, 21.25 x 26.25 inches

Katrin Sigurdardottir, Townscape Box, 2003, Plywood, architectural modeling materials, nylon, hardware, 44 x 29 x 3.5 inches unfolded; 6 x 11 x 8.5 inches closed

Katrin Sigurdardottir, Townscape Box (detail), 2003, Plywood, architectural modeling materials, nylon, hardware, 44 x 29 x 3.5 inches unfolded; 6 x 11 x 8.5 inches closed

Jill Baroff, Isabelle, 2006, Pigmented ink on Japanese gampi mounted on rag, 33 x 33 inches

Jill Baroff, Isabelle (detail), 2006, Pigmented ink on Japanese gampi mounted on rag, 33 x 33 inches

Liliana Porter, Balloon (red chair), 2010, Figurine, string and collage on paper, 25 x 18.25 inches

Liliana Porter, Balloon (red chair) (detail), 2010, Figurine, string and collage on paper, 25 x 18.25 inches

Ana Bidart, Slow Spray (magenta), 2012, Pencil on paper, 15.25 x 12.25 inches

Ana Bidart, Slow Spray (magenta) (detail), 2012, Pencil on paper, 15.25 x 12.25 inches

Noriko Ambe, Flat Globe Cutting Book Series - Wall Coverings, 2006, cut paper, 10 x 14 inches

Noriko Ambe, Flat Globe Cutting Book Series - Wall Coverings (detail), 2006, cut paper, 10 x 14 inches

Ana Tiscornia, Untitled Newspaper, 2006, C-print, 15 x 20 inches, Ed. of 5, 1 AP

Ana Tiscornia, Untitled Newspaper (detail), 2006, C-print, 15 x 20 inches, Ed. of 5, 1 AP

Ana Tiscornia, Brief News, 2006, C-print, 15 x 20 inches, Ed. of 5, 1 AP

Ana Tiscornia, Brief News (detail), 2006, C-print, 15 x 20 inches, Ed. of 5, 1 AP

There is no such thing as a good decision

January 8 – 29, 2014

Opening Brunch: Saturday January 11, 12-3pm

Noriko Ambe
Jill Baroff
Ana Bidart
Sophie Calle
Beth Campbell
Annabel Daou
Celeste Fichter
Stefana McClure
Liliana Porter
Katrin Sigurdardottir
Dylan Stone
Julianne Swartz
Ana Tiscornia
Phoebe Washburn

Josee Bienvenu is pleased to present There is no such thing as a good decision, an exhibition featuring fourteen international artists with works ranging from 1980 to 2014. An investigation into the intersection of language, politics, and desire, the works in the exhibition trade in the interface between body and architecture, interior and exterior, public displays and private activities.

Mapping the land between physical and emotional geography, the artists in the exhibition touch upon the fragile nature of communication, exchange, and relationships. Representations are layered and bonds are forged. Obliteration and reconstruction characterize some of the works. Text is turned into image by means of fragmentation, transliteration or repetition, simultaneously creating and eradicating meaning.