Cover for Avery Singer: Unity Bachelor
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
Avery Singer: Unity Bachelor
A new narrative series of digital paintings set against the backdrop of New York City in 2001.
Edited with foreword by Alex Gartenfeld, Stephanie Seidel. Text by Eva Hagberg, Tim Griffin. Interview by Hugh Hayden
Designed by Studio Xee with Mark Owens
Published 2024 | ISBN: 9781636811420

Reflecting the innovative tools employed in their production, the iconic paintings of New York–based Avery Singer (born 1987) are complex interpretations of contemporary social realities and technologies. The large-scale paintings portray worlds that emerge from digital renderings and take shape through manual and digital airbrush techniques, liquid and solid masking, and complex layering processes.

Unity Bachelor presents a striking series of narrative paintings featuring a trio of digital characters. Singer sets the story of the main characters Unity Bachelor and Priya Prasad in New York in 2001, a coming-of-age period and place for the artist. Their fictionalized love story is marked by the collective trauma of September 11, 2001, when Priya goes missing, while a third figure, an inebriated art student, who has doubled as a self-portrait of sorts throughout Singer’s career, roams Lower Manhattan.