Powerless-Structures-Schwartz-Gallery

Schwartz Gallery hosts until February 25th 2012 the exhibition “POWERLESS STRUCTURES”. It’s a group show, curated by Ismail Erbil, that investigates relationships between a variety of structural paradigms and their attendant power functions. Selected artists (see list below) variously unpick and re-work vehicles of belief, desire, illusion and entertainment from the theatrical and the field of design to religious architecture and out-dated scientific models of knowledge. The resulting works blur formats of the every-day with the format of the gallery. The notion of power is broken down and recycled allowing for a splintered landscape of power and anti-power to emerge. Each artist’s practice is concerned with process-based investigations and methodologies that variously explore materiality, sculpture, performative actions, social interaction, the written word, photography and film. Looking at how the image/object is constructed through
these different avenues, constructions of the self, the domestic environment, the body and of culture are dynamically inter-linked giving rise to new interpretative models. Thought of as a series of questions or set of decisions, the works resonate an open or unknown trajectory of meaning that is rooted in the everyday yet separated from it. A doubling occurs that takes the viewer on a journey of disrupted reflections and altered destinations.

powerless_structures_installation

Participating artists: Russell Chater, Blue Curry, Ismail Erbil, Valentin Faline, Corinne Felgate, Rowena Harris, Kit Merritt, Patrick Michalopoulos, Adam Parkinson, Sarah Pucill, Eva Roovers

Opening times: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 p.m First Thursdays – 2nd February 2012, 6 – 9 p.m


Powerless-Structures-Schwartz-Gallery

Schwartz Gallery hosts until February 25th 2012 the exhibition “POWERLESS STRUCTURES”. It’s a group show, curated by Ismail Erbil, that investigates relationships between a variety of structural paradigms and their attendant power functions. Selected artists (see list below) variously unpick and re-work vehicles of belief, desire, illusion and entertainment from the theatrical and the field of design to religious architecture and out-dated scientific models of knowledge. The resulting works blur formats of the every-day with the format of the gallery. The notion of power is broken down and recycled allowing for a splintered landscape of power and anti-power to emerge. Each artist’s practice is concerned with process-based investigations and methodologies that variously explore materiality, sculpture, performative actions, social interaction, the written word, photography and film. Looking at how the image/object is constructed through
these different avenues, constructions of the self, the domestic environment, the body and of culture are dynamically inter-linked giving rise to new interpretative models. Thought of as a series of questions or set of decisions, the works resonate an open or unknown trajectory of meaning that is rooted in the everyday yet separated from it. A doubling occurs that takes the viewer on a journey of disrupted reflections and altered destinations.

powerless_structures_installation

Participating artists: Russell Chater, Blue Curry, Ismail Erbil, Valentin Faline, Corinne Felgate, Rowena Harris, Kit Merritt, Patrick Michalopoulos, Adam Parkinson, Sarah Pucill, Eva Roovers

Opening times: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 p.m First Thursdays – 2nd February 2012, 6 – 9 p.m

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