Brittany Tucker

Burnout

January 8–February 5, 2022


Installation Views

<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
Burnout_Install 2<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022
<em>Burnout</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

Burnout. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2022

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Works

Brittany Tucker. <em>Honesty Painting</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 63 x 83 inches (160 x 210.8 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Wild Wild Wild</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Toasting Those Buns</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Emotional Outburst</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Man Spilling Paint</em>, 2021. Acrylic and enamel paint on canvas, 59 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (150.5 x 120 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Looking Forward</em>, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 59 1/4 inches (121.9 x 150.5 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Studio Sole</em>, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 59 x 47 1/2 inches (149.9 x 120.7 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Confusion Composition</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 51 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches (130.8 x 100.3 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Tag</em>, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 31 1/2 inches (101.6 x 80 cm)
Brittany Tucker. <em>Photo Bombed Again</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 40 x 31 1/2 inches (101.6 x 80 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Honesty Painting, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 63 x 83 inches (160 x 210.8 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Wild Wild Wild, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Toasting Those Buns, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Emotional Outburst, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Man Spilling Paint, 2021. Acrylic and enamel paint on canvas, 59 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (150.5 x 120 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Looking Forward, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 59 1/4 inches (121.9 x 150.5 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Studio Sole, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 59 x 47 1/2 inches (149.9 x 120.7 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Confusion Composition, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 51 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches (130.8 x 100.3 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Tag, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 31 1/2 inches (101.6 x 80 cm)

Brittany Tucker. Photo Bombed Again, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 40 x 31 1/2 inches (101.6 x 80 cm)

Brittany Tucker. <em>Honesty Painting</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 63 x 83 inches (160 x 210.8 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Wild Wild Wild</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Toasting Those Buns</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Emotional Outburst</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 83 x 63 inches (210.8 x 160 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Man Spilling Paint</em>, 2021. Acrylic and enamel paint on canvas, 59 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (150.5 x 120 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Looking Forward</em>, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 59 1/4 inches (121.9 x 150.5 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Studio Sole</em>, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 59 x 47 1/2 inches (149.9 x 120.7 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Confusion Composition</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 51 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches (130.8 x 100.3 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Tag</em>, 2021. Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 31 1/2 inches (101.6 x 80 cm) thumbnail
Brittany Tucker. <em>Photo Bombed Again</em>, 2021. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 40 x 31 1/2 inches (101.6 x 80 cm) thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Burnout, a solo exhibition by Vienna-based Brittany Tucker featuring new large-scale loosely rendered paintings, half of which incorporate text that was spray-painted on in a street-tag manner. Tucker’s works of the past few years often juxtaposed a realistic likeness of the artist interacting with cartoon-like characters. In these works, her principal cartoon nemesis of the past, a smiling, often taunting white man, is featured in but one canvas, where he is spilling black paint off the bottom edge of the canvas. Hand prints and foot prints mark the background around him, but Tucker is otherwise absent from the scene. When Tucker’s likeness appears in other works, she appears to be uncomfortable, contorted, or obscured. According to the artist, these works represent her desire to shut out the world’s expectations of a Black female artist and to work more impulsively. As a consequence they represent an unrestrained portrait of her psychological state as an expat living, working and studying in Vienna in which confusion, sadness, emotional fragility, self-reflection, honesty and ultimately courage and optimism are portrayed.

Brittany Tucker (b. 1996, Brooklyn) received a BA at Bard College (2018). She has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2019 & 2020) and DWDS, Bregenz, Austria (2021). Tucker has also presented works at September Gallery, Hudson, New  York (2021) and at The Armory Show, New York (2021, with Steve Turner). She lives and works in Vienna.