Born Anchorage, Alaska; based in Los Angeles, California
CURB STUDY, 2018
Graphite on paper (framed)
22 x 18 inches
She holds a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and earned her MFA in New Genres at UCLA. Gale's practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects, or classes of objects and the ways these objects gesture towards very specific social and political histories. She uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems.
For Gale, the term "reproduction" is as much a mechanical, technical process as it is a process rooted in sex, biology and the organic. On a more physical register, her work points to the ways that objects can be understood as instruments that extend or amplify the body through a relationship to touch. Reproduction connects humans to a desire for extension and amplification both biologically and through industrial processes, and Gale's work holds space for what emerges when physical and psychological relationships coalesce through repetition and overlap.
Donated By Nikita Gale