‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ OPEN CALL – 03.06.15 – 04.07.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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‘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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Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015
Image: ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Schwartz Gallery 2015

‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Open Call 

03.06.15 – 04.07.2015

Curated by Ismail Erbil

Private View: Wednesday 3rd June 6 – 8.30 p.m

Exhibition dates: 03.06.15 – 04.07.2015

Gallery opening times: Thursday, Friday & Saturdays 1 – 6 pm or by  appointment

Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays: 4th June & 2nd July 2015, 6 – 9 pm

Selected Artists:

RHIAN SMITH

ANDY JACKSON

LILLIAN WILKIE

MAUD HAYA-BAVIERA

FIONA GRADY

HANNAH DINSDALE ROBSON

ISMAIL ERBIL

JONNY WILLIAMSON

RALPH DUNN

KIRSTY HOI YEE CHAU

ALEX WILLIAMSON

BASIL OLTON

HENDRICKJE SCHIMMEL

MARIE MUNK

PALLAS CITROEN

‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ is a group show in an open call format curated by artist-curator Ismail Erbil that investigates the relationship between finished works and those found in the artist’s studios, thinking of this relationship as a type of excavation.   Re-visiting the studio in a gallery environment Erbil records and reconsiders curatorial relationships and questions the context of the gallery versus the studio revealing often hidden or unseen aspects of an artist’s practice. Displaying a sense of unearthed visions creates unorthodox sites of interaction between artworks, the gallery space and the viewer.  A large structure in the centre of the gallery references Joseph Beuys sculpture work ‘Fat Battery’ 1963 and Meret Oppenheim object 1936.  This investigation at Schwartz Gallery extends from Erbil’s ideas of ‘digging’ for minimalist visions, saturation and construction as a dimension of the artist’s role, questioning the act of erasing and displaying broken artworks.  The viewer will also have the option to be guided by the gallery assistants to link up finished objects with studio objects disrupting their process of engaging with the exhibition and shifting their role into that of active agent in the context of the exhibition as an installation. 

Enquiries: info@schwartzgallery.co.uk

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