RAINBOW MERCHANT – 18.03.15 – 04.04.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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RAINBOW MERCHANT

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Alessandro Carboni,  Ismail Erbil, Ella Fleck , Anna Flemming, Mathew Gibson, Joseph Johnson, Janie Kidston, Patrick Michalopoulos, Selma Parlour, Steven Quinn, Alan Sastre, Patrick Simkins, Jihoon Son, Tess Williams.

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Curated by Patrick Michalopoulos

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Private view: Wednesday 18th March 6 – 8.30 p.m

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Exhibition dates: 18/03/15 – 04/04/2015

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Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 1 – 6 p.m or by appointment.

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Selected via an open call submissions process RAINBOW MERCHANT presents artists whose work considers ideas of self-organisation, utopias and the real versus the imagined; contemporary art as a space for optimised thinking and envisioning. In a conceptual transaction the real and the imagined are tested through ideas of the body, language and models for living. Fictional creatures perform political interventions; inhabiting old and new worlds they are projected and inscribed onto visions of the contemporary. RAINBOW MERCHANT encompasses the self as we know it as well as the phantom of our future selves in a world of decipherment, reflection and possibility. 

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