Do sit ups, business, a nurse if the seats fold down in your Smart car, explain it to the press, the maitre d’, get sentimental about the old order, stoicism, bemoan spreading neurasthenia, holotropic breathwork, the government but not because of milk
Treat your subjects, servants, children, wife, second wife, third wife, dog to replace a child with the fourth wife, antipodean cam girl with a firm but gentle hand, practice muscular law, high minded principles, writing a suicide note, elite anxiety, then feel a surge of deep satisfaction
Cut onions, the crap, frozen venison for your daughter to feed on, a hole in your daughter’s tongue for lying, for lip, for nineteenth century reasons, rely on your bloodline to get you off the hook, the medication, the directory, the naughty list, trade it for new lingerie, a clean slate, self disclosure, a nickname squirming with priapism, funhouse reflection, actual reflection but not too much
Issy Wood (b. 1993, Durham, NC) lives and works in London, UK. Recent solo exhibitions include All The Rage (2019) at Goldsmiths CCA in London, Joan (2018) at D.E.L.F. in Vienna, When You I Feel (2017) at Carlos/Ishikawa, London, and Rosetta Stone (2015) at Triumph, Moscow. Her work has been exhibited at JTT in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, the International Gallery of Modern Art, Ca’ Pesaro in Venice, the Zabludowicz Collection in London; Lisson Gallery in New York, Mendes Wood in Brussels, Société in Berlin, and White Cube in London, among others.
Recent publications include All the Rage (2019), a compilation of the artist’s writing from 2017-2019; Sml Ptngs, Vol. 1 (2018), a record of the artist’s daily exercises in small format oil painting; and When You I Feel (2017), a compilation of the artist’s writing from 2007-2017. All publications are available through the gallery upon request.