Monday, June 23, 2014

Duet: Friday, 27 June 2014

The Point of ‘Différence’: Marta Pierobon (Brescia, Italy) and Brett Williams (St. Louis)
Curated by Rebecca Harris (London)

June 27 - August 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 6pm-8pm

Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 28, 2pm

Only at this point have either Brett Williams or Marta Pierobon decided exactly what works they will present and how, for the culmination of a project that is set to continue beyond this exhibition. The thematic premise has become lost and then found in the wilderness of engagement, of moving in the other's physical working spaces. The show acts as an attempt to engage with what practice might be as well as approach forms of engagement as a method for testing the assumptions of reading around and interpretation of art.

Seeing this an opportunity to test their distinct practices based on the experience of working far away and then very much alongside one another in St. Louis, the decision of what is being presented – or in the case of Pierobon, made in the week running up to the show – has come out of conversations, studio visits, and the experience of recognizing and ignoring the disparities of experience as much as the issues of activating that thinking and working space, based on geographical location. This exhibition culminates after several months of scattered online conversations, emails, and instant messages: aspects of which one might recognize in each artist's work as presented and the way in which the show is curated in the space. While Williams presents examples of his practice that might be familiar to viewers here, one can find something unexpected by this pairing with Pierobon: the possibility for both artists' practices to evolve is therefore based on a form of non-participatory collaboration.

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