Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon
The exhibition Where the trees line the water that falls asleep
in the afternoon, opens Thursday, June 4th from 6pm to 8pm. Curated by Chris Sharp, this group exhibition features artists of different backgrounds, nationalities and mediums. If they are united by anything, it is a penchant for the so-called natural and a certain ambient quality. Prioritizing thoughtfulness over thought, the work presented here is more interested in the creation of mood than the transmission of ideas.
The Mexican, Basel-based artist, Rodrigo Hernández’s work, which is executed with a typically disarming simplicity, appeals to the sensuous, handmade character of objects while inquiring into the nature of the most fundamental media, such as sculpture and drawing, and the distinctions that supposedly separate and define them. The carefully crafted, multilayered paintings of the US-born, New York-based painter Clare Grill possess an atmospheric and muted character, variously reminiscent of textiles or shimmering surfaces. Finally the sculptures of the New Zealand, New York-based artist Kate Newby, fashioned out of everything from ceramic to textiles, generally engage the architectural aspects of a given space, subtly renegotiating it into something more meditative than functional.
Together they form the mood at the heart of Where the trees line the water that falls asleep, which comes from a poem by Pierre Reverdy, Afternoon, and which could be just the title, but also the press release of this exhibition.
Rodrigo Hernández, Conflict over coherence, 2015, , oil on wood, cm.20x35
Rodrigo Hernández, Untitled, 2014, cardboard, paper, cm.20x30,9
Kate Newby, They sound like each other, 2015, glass wind chimes, 6 elements, variable size
Grill Clare, Bee, 2015, oil on linen, cm 51x46.
Rodrigo Hernández, Pedazo de pueblo, 2015, recycled paper, india ink, cm.53x36x5
Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, 2014, porcelain, white stoneware, sculpture stoneware, silk thread and rope, 48 elements, variable size
Kate Newby, Best possible time ever, 2014, high fired stoneware and glaze, 5 elements, variable size
Grill Clare, Flay, 2015, oil on linen, cm. 101x84,5.
Rodrigo Hernández, Practice of relaxation, 2015, paper, cotton string, pencil, oil-color, cm.42x30x11
Grill Clare, Palmy, 2015, oil on linen, cm. 135,5x106.
Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, 2014, high fired stoneware and porcelain, glaze, 2 elements, variable size