Fri 29 June
Here The Ground Wavers Not.
Here The Ground Wavers Not is a one night only exhibition that brings together the work of Duende’s current artists-in-residence with that of invited artist Dico Kruijsse. The exhibition traces shared notions of measurement and classification that lie within the artists’ practices. From artworks that charmingly demarcate the space they inhabit to performance that embodies the spirit of the natural philosopher in deciding how things can go together this exhibition showcases artist who visually navigate the exhibition space and build personal taxonomies of the everyday.
The work of Dico Kruijsse can be seen as a search for the undiscovered qualities of everyday actions, materials and objects. In site-specific installation, sculpture, drawing and video he communicates a playful way of looking at the world surrounding him. Using a formal way of presentation, his findings move from random things to objects for contemplation and personal reflection. Kruijsse received a BA in Fine Arts at the WDKA in 2009. Projects an exhibitions include, The emperor Has Chosen in Shanghai China, A Metalogue On Playing at Premises in Norway, Appeal to Probability, Here and There at Het Wilde Weten. In 2011 he was artist-in-residence at Hellebou, a remote cabin in the Norwegian woods.
Drawing is at the core Paula Petroll’s practice and she uses it as a tool to explore space. She is interested in how drawing can effect the space they are installed in as well how they can be used as a mnemonic device to suggest other spaces. Using intricate geometric line drawings and, more recently, light installation Petroll creates subtle inventions that aim to change our perception of a given space. Petroll studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Massey University, New Zealand. In august 2012 she will undertake a POT Mini-Residency at documenta13 in Kassel.
Fred Sanchez’s past work took minimal geometric painting and added notions of the everyday, for example monochrome canvas that were painted the same colour and size as the plasterboards plates you find in your local DIY store. This way of creating artworks questions how abstraction can also be representation. For Sanchez work and play are also important as he chooses to divide his practice into periods of time when he makes ‘serious’ work and other periods when he produces works as a past-time. He uses this division to give himself the freedom to create pieces in a wide variety of forms. This divided practice has led him to reflect on the dynamic between the desire for adventure and the need for stability. His past exhibition include Cosmotopia at Espace Le Commun in Geneva and Xin Chào! at Où, lieu d’exposition pour l’art actuel in Marseille.
For Emily Whitebread’s writing is an integral part of her practice, which also includes video, audio, printing, live performance and photography. She is fascinated by science, space, time, sci-fi and technology. Her recent work stems from an intrigue into the nature of scientists and explorers and their impact on the history of the museum. For this exhibition Whitebread will present The ever-expanding natural museum that can be contributed to and examined, a live performance performed by the actor Leo Hogenboom. The work explores signals from the sun, the romance of navigation and colour light tubes. Whitebread has an MFA in Art Writing from Goldsmiths University. Recent Exhibitions include For the Love of Books at Huyton Gallery in Liverpool and Testspace Bonanza at South London Gallery in London.
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