Kaari Upson Death – Obituary News : Rising Artist Dies of Cancer at 49.

By | September 10, 2021

Kaari Upson Death – Obituary News : Rising Artist Dies of Cancer at 49.

We are sad to report that Kaari Upson, a Los Angeles–based artist whose work hints at eerie forms of loss and twinning,   has passed away.

Margot Norton, a New Museum curator who organized a 2017 solo show of Upson’s work, announced the news on Instagram on Thursday, saying that the artist had died of metastatic cancer on Wednesday. “Kaari was a force of nature and a beautiful human being,” said Jay Jopling, the founder of White Cube gallery, which represents Upson. “Her work powerfully skewered the fallacies of the American dream.” Upson’s sculptures, videos, and performances have been seen widely in world-class biennials and major solo shows over the past decade. They enlist inanimate objects, often ones associated with home decor and architecture, to render absent figures mysteriously present. Tattered and sometimes slightly decrepit, her sculptures conjure the unseen people who once owned them. Artnews reported on August 19. 2021.

Source: Kaari Upson Dead: Rising Star Dies of Cancer at 49 – ARTnews.com

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We are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of artist Kaari Upson. Kaari’s Hammer Project in 2008 was her first museum exhibition, and she was featured in the 2009 exhibition Nine Lives. She has been a dear friend of the museum ever since. She was a bright light, brilliant artist and generous member of our community. Our hearts are with her friends and family today.my heart goes out to Kaari’s close friends and family. LA has lost a giant, way too soon. 💔depicted are images from her 2007 Hammer project, curated by Ali Subotnik.it was one of the first Hammer projects up after my moving to LA from NY that year. Kaari’s work then struck me as distinctly Angelino in the best possible way, like she put so much of herself into her work. her work felt— feels — about something, like all of the best from this city.I remember feeling grossed out, embarrassed, intrigued, charmed… all the feelings. as someone who gets squeamish directly addressing narrative, I was inspired by how much she questioned form— always pursuing her projects in the most thorough way. She always was engaging the materials, modes of making and evidence of hand until landing on what ultimately felt right for her subject. something I aspire for my work to do when addressing my very different content, and she provided a great beacon for us in the next generation.its easy to talk about her work, much harder to talk about the person.
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