No. 21—2024

Another Day in the Kingdom

Frances Waite

Info: SETAREH X is pleased to announce LA based artist Frances Waite with her first solo exhibition in Germany Another Day in the Kingdom. In a subversive approach Waite‘s detailed and almost photorealistic pencil and paper drawings confront the viewer with oftentimes very intimate scenes. While her previous pictures were overtly and directly sexually charged, her current body of work has a more personal character. The sense of sexuality is most often evoked by only one figure, or even still lifes that Waite weaves into the narrative. Her eye for what is sexual is focused on the very mundane aspects we overlook – the tip of a knife, the folds of a pile of clothes, a dangling necklace. The privacy to which they allude is inviting, rendering a voyeur of its spectators.