The Red Files – 27.08.15 – 12.09.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Image courtesy of: Erbil & Michalopoulos, 2013.

BEYOND DUALITY
ISMAIL ERBIL & PATRICK MICHALOPOULOS
Private View: Wednesday 25th September 2013, 6-10 p.m
Exhibition dates: 25th September – 20th October 2013 or by appointment.
First Thursdays late opening: 3rd October, 6-9 p.m
Event: Artist talk: Saturday 5th October at 1 pm.  Free event, no booking required.
Gallery opening hours: Thursday – Sunday 12-6 p.m
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Thursday 3rd October, 2013, 6-9 pm & Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October, 11 am-6 pm
‘Beyond Duality’ is a two-person show of the work of artists Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos at Schwartz Gallery, the artist-curators and founders of the space. Delving intofacets of their collaborative as well as their individual practices the artists will focus on the creation of an expansive site-specific installation intertwining their respective approaches encompassing object and image-making, costume and performance art and video and installation. Overlapping categories of making and testing the boundaries of authorship in the context of collaboration BEYOND DUALITY advances ideas of shared communication and ownership to question idealised notions of objects, spaces and their perceived boundaries.
Taking the form of site specific installations Ismail Erbil’s new works for Beyond Duality investigate cycles of actions though a layering of objects and performative narratives that draw the viewer into environments or zones of experience. Working with reflective, transparent and opaque materials Erbil wraps, veils and conceals objects and surfaces to reconfigure representational devices. Sculptural objects and collages shift and transform evolving along a spectrum of light, a central theme of these works. Concealing the identity of objects in alternating shrouds of light and darkness the artist considers the nature of materiality and amplifies and distorts the experience of objects as vehicles of communication.
Patrick Michalopoulos presents a series of new works for ‘Beyond Duality’ that inhabit a space somewhere between object, photography, collage and performance. Alternating modes of representation leave the viewer to decide where images and objects begin and end questioning the apparatus of representation. Inverting hierarchies and functions of materials reflects the artist’s interest in the articulation of architectural spaces that carry with them psychological structures of human interaction. These scaled-down structures operate on a level akin to that of architectural models yet fall outside their strict parameters alluding to spaces of disembodiment, dislocation and intercepted communications.
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For enquiries contact: info@schwartzgallery.co.uk
http://www.ismailerbil.com
http://www.patrickmichalopoulos.com
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'The Red Files'

The Red Files image by Ismail Erbil

The Red Files image by Ismail Erbil

The Red Files image by Ismail Erbil

The Red Files image by Ismail Erbil

The Red Files image by Ismail Erbil

**: Red screens and timber structures are the curators interventions.

 

‘The Red Files’ Open Call 

Curated by Ismail Erbil

Exhibition dates: 27.08.15 – 12.09.2015 

Private view: Thursday 27th August 2015 6 – 8.30 p.m

Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays late opening: 3rd September 2015, 6-9 p.m

Gallery opening hours: Thursday – Saturday 1 – 6 p.m or by appointment

 

The Red Files is the fourth and final Open Call exhibition at Schwartz Gallery for 2015. The Open Call format has created exhibition opportunities throughout the year for emerging contemporary artists and tested curatorial concepts within the space. Juxtaposing ideas of colour and order The Red Files investigates psychological versus physical space within concepts of the contemporary. Occupying the abstract yet being rooted in a physical ordering The Red Files invites artists to submit work that responds to ideas of untold stories, latent expressions of the self and inverted systems of classification. The gallery space will be reformed through the use of divisions reenforcing ideas of transition and repetition by concealing and revealing physical and perceptual space.

 

Selected artists:

SARA BRANNANSAM BURFORDALEX BURGESSREBECCA BYRNEISMAIL ERBILTHOMAS GODDARDSTEPHEN HARRISRUPERT HARTLEYSTEPHEN HARWOODJULIA KEENANYUICHIRO KIKUMAEMILY LAZERWITZMARK LUNGLEYPATRICK MICHALOPOULOSRONIS VARLAAMBENJAMIN COSMO WESTOBYALEX WILK

For further information contact:

Ismail Erbil: info@schwartzgallery.co.uk

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