Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Duet: Friday, 12 September 2014

Jacob Dahlgren (Stockholm) and Emily Stremming (St. Louis)

September 12 - November 15, 2014Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6pm - 9pm

Jacob Dahlgren and Emily Stremming both make art about analytical precision and the neurotic mindset that goes along with such exactitude. From behind  Duet’s wall Dahlgren  “infinity loop” of striped forms play on video. On the wall he composes a Neo-concrete ballet made from multicolored anchor points. These objects are designed to measure our cultural surfeit of consumption and production but instead become the actual subject of contemplation and “The Measure of All Things”. Stremming, on the other hand cuts up photographs of quotidian street and domestic scenes into a grid where the horizontal and vertical axes of the paper strips generate a hallucinatory mosaic. The resulting object records an ironic process: A quick snapshot photograph made to slow down into an epic unit of manual labor.  The industrial character of Dahlgren’s objects, often designed to work with the body to help guide and measure.


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