21 March to 27 April 2013
Please join us for the opening on Thursday, 21 March
from 7 to 9 p.m.
Ian Carr-Harrisâs work scrutinizes languageâs meanings and edges. He fixes his deft analyses to carefully-executed models of the institutional structures that bear them, from the exhibition space to the chalkboard. In the galleryâs main space, Carr-Harrisâs three-part installation Prose and Poetry of England considers the book as a frame for these considerations as well as an aesthetic object in itself. In it, Carr-Harris illustrates and deconstructs the three stanzas of John Masefieldâs poem Cargoes, which compares, in ascending historical register, the sundry cargoes of three ships. His sculptural investigation opens up the poem and reveals the remarkable imaginative dexterity of language, display, and childhood stories.
On view on the galleryâs second floor is an extrapolation from The Ideal House Project, an ongoing series jointly produced by the artist team of Yvonne Lammerich and Carr-Harris. Their installation positions the buildingâs model as object and action, a paradigmatic object to be deconstructed and built again. As the artists write, âIn the act of building there lies the basis of desire, of intention given form in an evolution of its spatial and aesthetic functions, and the concept of ideal form lies not in some finality, but in the play of possibilities that attends the process of living as becoming.â
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