Sub Rosa: Mallory Page in Conversation with Lydia Fenet

Mallory Page and Lydia Fenet (Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House) have come together via Zoom to discuss Page's first solo exhibition in New York City, "Sub Rosa" at Monica King Contemporary, which is up through Saturday, December 12th. 


LYDIA FENET is Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House. She has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations and raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. Lydia is responsible for conceptualizing and spearheading the development of the firm’s Global Strategic Partnerships division, which has generated over $25 million in revenue to date and aligned Christie’s with 100+ corporate and luxury brands around the world. Lydia is represented by CAA and travels internationally as a keynote speaker helping people unlock their sales potential and empowering women in the workplace. She was named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in the New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalForbes and Crain’s, and has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s BazaarVanity Fair and Town & Country. Her widely acclaimed book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You’ was published by Simon & Schuster and was optioned for TV/Film by New Form Entertainment in February 2020. Lydia is currently writing The Most Powerful Girl in the Room is You for the next generation of female leaders.


MALLORY PAGE is a New Orleans-based artist working in large-scale, thinly-layered, and meticulously-rendered monochromatic paintings. Her enveloping works, each rendered in a soft hue, call attention to the delicate color palette in which they are rendered only to vigorously complicate and question any designation of that dreamlike palette as “feminine.” Page was raised in southwest Louisiana, a region with a vibrant culture, distinctive geographical landscape, and deeply-ingrained social structures. Her work subtly and abstractly engages with this heritage, as well as with the questions that arise from acute self-awareness — i.e. the position of an independent woman and artist within a continuingly traditional social terrain. Notably, Page’s practice is informed by the legacies of first- and second-generation abstract expressionists (Agnes Martin, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keefe) who explored similar questions of space/place and identity through abstraction, repetition, and process. The artist has been featured in Whitewall, Vogue, Domino, and Cultured, among other publications. Page completed a residency at Anderson Ranch in the fall of 2019. Page’s work is included in numerous private and public collections. The artist established her most recent studio on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just 30 minutes outside of New Orleans, in a mid-century modern dwelling with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out into the Louisiana landscape. SUB ROSA at Monica King Contemporary is Page’s first NYC solo exhibition.