Future Sound of the Waves – Ismail Erbil 15.10.14 – 08.11.14







Image courtesy of: Erbil & Michalopoulos, 2013.

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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Art Licks Weekend opening hours:
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.
For enquiries contact: info@schwartzgallery.co.uk
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Ismail Erbil

Private View: Wednesday 15th October 6-9 p.m

Opening Night Performance by Ismail Erbil: 8 pm

Exhibition dates: 15th October – 8th November 2014

First Thursdays late opening: 6th November, 6-9 pm


Future Sound of the Waves is Schwartz Gallery’s sixth solo exhibition  in a series of shows by emerging contemporary artists and Ismail Erbil’s second gallery solo show. Erbil creates sculptural environments investigating materials and spaces through their traces, echoes and by the interplay between the internal and external. 


The environments that the viewers find themselves in act as conceptual vehicles for thinking, looking and experiencing materiality and non-spaces. The gallery is transformed through the use of a sculptural skin that questions the idea of context. Shifting meaning  by disrupting the boundaries between art and it’s audience  Future Sound of the Waves forms space though movement and transparency.  Humour and an interest in the  mystical, grotesque and fantastic inform actions that address making, language, sound and video to unlock sculptural and performative possibilities.



Telepathic piece on


You’ll never see my face in


Everything through the power of his mind 


Carrier for wave




This is the ghost of


Time visitor


A curse


Playboy paper


The garden


He tells me I am his


More silent than now




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