Submission
Lisa Holzer, John Matthew Heard

dependent

Mountains is pleased to announce the two-person show 'dependent' by John Matthew Heard and Lisa Holzer, featuring new work by the two artists.


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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Installation view, Lisa Holzer; John Matthew Heard, dependent, Mountains, Berlin, 2021
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Lisa Holzer, Rain/Umbrella (purple/peach). 2021. Pigment print on cotton paper, black marker on wood. 110.3 x 84.5 x 4 cm.
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Lisa Holzer, Rain/Umbrella (cyan/red). 2021. Pigment print on cotton paper, black marker on wood. 110.3 x 84 x 4 cm.
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Lisa Holzer, Rain/Umbrella (cyan/red) (Detail view). 2021. Pigment print on cotton paper, black marker on wood. 110.3 x 84 x 4 cm.
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Lisa Holzer, Rain/Umbrella (darkbrown/beige). 2021. Pigment print on cotton paper, black marker on wood. 110.3 x 84.5 x 4 cm.
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Lisa Holzer, Rain/Umbrella (auburn/green). 2021. Pigment print on cotton paper, black marker on wood. 110.3 x 84.5 x 4 cm.
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John Matthew Heard, red apple. 2021. Painting on canvas. 100 x 90 x 5 cm.
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John Matthew Heard, demon. 2021. Painting on canvas. 100 x 90 x 5 cm.
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John Matthew Heard, hole. 2021. Painting on canvas. 100 x 90 x 5 cm.
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John Matthew Heard, go back. 2021. Painting on canvas. 100 x 90 x 5 cm.

EN:

I knew every raindrop by its name. *

My uncle, Michael Turnheim, wrote that writing would be the only dignified outcome
of mourning.

Objet petit a ≈ Regentropfen
We ate the sun ≠ I can see clearly now the rain is gone

There’s a visual resemblance between emoji raindrops and the way I visualised
Lacan’s objet petit a (the object cause of desire) years ago. Or I move the objet petit
a into the rain. Everything/Love is overcast.

Or what has rain to do with desire and what has rain to do with seeing? And with not
seeing or not seeing well. The colours are moved, they are not right (or maybe they
are right, because they are not right). The pixels appear to be dirty. How passive is
a/the objet petit a? Someone drew these raindrops (and this shielding umbrella).
There is no emoji for soul on my phone. There was quite a bit of rain in/this May.
Even emojis serve as text.

* Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son, 1992

DE:

I knew every raindrop by its name.*

Mein Onkel, Michael Turnheim, hat über Trauer geschrieben, dass Schrift ihr einzig
würdiger Ausgang wäre.

Objet petit a ≈ Regentropfen
We ate the sun ≠ I can see clearly now the rain is gone

Es gibt eine visuelle Ähnlichkeit zwischen Emoji Regentropfen und wie ich vor Jahren
Lacans Objet petit a (die Objektursache des Begehrens) visualisiert habe. Oder ich
verschiebe das Objet petit a in den Regen. Alles/Die Liebe ist verhangen.

Oder was hat der Regen mit Begehren zu tun und was das Sehen? Bzw. nichts zu
sehen oder nicht gut zu sehen. Die Farben sind verschoben, sie stimmen nicht (oder
stimmen vielleicht, weil sie nicht stimmen). Die Pixel scheinen schmutzig. Wie passiv
ist ein/das Objet petit a? Jemand hat diese Regentropfen gezeichnet (und diesen
schützenden Regenschirm). Es gibt kein Emoji für Seele auf meinem Handy. Es hat
ziemlich viel geregnet im/diesen Mai. Auch Emojis fungieren als Text.

* Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son, 1992

John Matthew Heard, b. 1987, New York, NY, lives and works in Berlin. Heard graduated
from CalArts and was awarded with the Städelschule graduation prize 2018. Maumaus
Independent Study Programme, Lisbon, PT. Recent exhibitions include Chez Anonyme, Los
Angeles; Mountains, Berlin; Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main; Bikini Wax, Mexico DF;
Human Resources, Los Angeles; a.o.

Lisa Holzer, b. 1971, Vienna, AT, lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include
LAYR, Vienna; L’etoile endettée, Berlin; Secession, Vienna; Kunstverein München; Galerie im
Turm, Berlin; Gillmeier Rech, Berlin; Hester, NY; Lira Gallery, Rome; Rowing, London; a.o.
Lisa Holzer is represented by LAYR, Vienna.