Higher! Higher! Lower, Lower. Louder! Louder! Softer, SofterExit: Liu ChaotzeEnter: Elena Narbutaite & Zarouhie AbdalianStill present: Gwenneth Boelens & Shanta RaoREAD EXHIBITION TEXT HERE
Entering into the exhibition in October is with Fumy Frig Sour, 2018 by Elena Narbutaite (b.1984, LI) a long laser line will cut across the exhibition space. In Fumy Frig Sour we see a sharp ‘cut’ of light between the exhibition space and the artwork, but also the sharpness of industrial light and tools. The kind of light is used to read and write optical disks, to transfer data. We are excited to curate Fumy Frig Sour with the soft tactility of Rao’s sculpture that allows light to pass through it and a reflective, conductive textile installation of Boelen.
Fumy Frig Sour is exhibited alongside Joints 2016-2019 by Zarouhie Abdalian (b.1982, US/AR). In this work Zarouhie grinds back the surface of simple hand held tools by reducing them to their surface before time has altered them. Zarouhie hand mirrors these tools to create an ethereal quality of light that evokes the aura of self-worth that once ennobled workers who now often feel sidelined by widespread workplace changes. For Shimmer, Joints will be installed in different positions to adapt to Shimmer when other artworks enter the exhibition.
Elena Narbutaite (1984, LI) exhibited in Liverpool Biennial; Lithuanian and Cyprus Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, and Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius and more. Courtesy of the artist and PM8 Gallery.
Zarouhie Abdalian (1982, US/AR) has had shows at Berkeley Art Museum, Secession, Vienna; Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Whitney Biennial, New York; and SFMOMA San Francisco and many more. Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegal.