Current group exhibition 23 November 2016 to 11 January 2017 featuring works by :mentalKLINIK, Arik Levy, Laurent Bolognini and Vladimir Dubossarsky.
The exhibition focuses on our perception of surface, space and volume and how the materials used in this show create distortions not just visually but physically.
:mentalKLINIK use mirrored text-based installation Emma, incor porating words – jezebel, eloper, swallower among them – culled from internet searches of popular hashtags and trending slang. Cut from pellucid solar-sensitive film and then apples to the mirrored surfaces, the terms selected, laded with cultural meaning become acutely transparent. While at first caught up in reading the text, viewers become aware of their reflection bounded by the phrases before them.
Arik Levy’s RockStone series interact with the viewer and environment, involving the notion of relationship, power and relativity between people, people and nature, people and space as well as nature and super- nature.
These slightly over-sized figures suggest the physical confrontation, the force contained in the emotional and physical space it captures. Reflections stream around its space. The piece will reconstruct a new vision/visual of its surroundings, and a vision the human eye cannot see by itself. Its appearance also gives the impression that you can just pick it up and throw it at a distance. Evidently, when standing side by side to it you feel its energy and realise it would not be possible.
Laurent Bolognini’s enigmatic light installation ‘Stelina-60’ was conceived and realized after his first ‘Galiléographe’ in 1998. The device generated a luminous backdrop for the opera Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini. ‘Stelina-60’ is based on an installation of retinal persistence, Bolognini invents luminous sculptures drawing rotary movements in unexpected geometric shapes, sculpting space, constantly redefining in a series of convolutions of light patterns.
Vladimir Dubossarsky vividly coloured canvases are the subject of work put together from scraps of the real and the imagined, from concrete and virtual space, from personal experience and from mass media. The imagery ranges from the commonplace to quotations from classical and avant-garde art.
Since 1994 Vladimir Dubossarsky has practiced as a solo and duo artist with Alexander Vinogradov who became prolific artists in the post-Soviet period. In the early part of Dubossarky’s career, he adopted the style of socialist realism. In 2001, the main focus of his work switched from socialist fantasy to the ideals of mass media.