PRESQUE RIEN II
Group show curated by CEDRIC CHRISTIE & GAVIN TURK
18th October 2008 - 10th January 2009
PV 17th October 2008, 6 – 10 PM
Continuing our theme of the small gesture in contemporary art, our Presque Rien II exhibition gathers the usual mix of paintings, sculptures, projections and installations chosen by two curators. Gavin Turk and Cedric Christie, artists and friends here share their views on contemporary trends such as reduction/abstraction, lightness/humour, erasure and displacement and an individualist economy of means.
Most works are characterized by a sense of freedom and a simplicity, resulting from a 50 years digestion of minimal and conceptual art.
The ‘in your face’ simplicity may appear like the artist is poking fun at the art world but the works are engendered by a long process of thinking and offers several angles of viewing. They are not quite as simple as they seem.
Impromptu sound performance by Andy Cox, Lance Martin and Dave Ross on the opening night.