Hadley + Maxwell: who can resist a Human? who doesn’t finger lies?
Currently based in Berlin, HADLEY + MAXWELL have been collaborating since they met in Vancouver, Canada, in 1997, working in a variety of media including sculpture, video, installation, and sound. Their work is a reflection on the conditions of collaboration, engaging relations between public and private property, cultural history and memory.
Emily Wardill: Sea Oak
EMILY WARDILL’s Sea Oak was developed from a series of interviews conducted with the The Rockridge Institute, a left-orientated think tank located in Berkeley, California. From 2001 until its closure in April 2008, the Institute researched contemporary political rhetoric with special emphasis on the employment of metaphor and framing.
Working more as facilitator or restorer than artist, ROBIN COLLYER produces sculptural and photographic works through processes that eschew formal and compositional criteria. Through avoiding conventional means of production, Collyer facilitates “as-is” or “fixed-up” objects in unexpected ways.
Mona Kamal: Journeys
MONA KAMAL’s new body of work investigates themes of deconstruction and rebirth. She utilizes objects from nature, her personal surrounding and artifacts that she has collected over time to reference her childhood memories as well as familial stories. In an installation that evokes the quilt-like structure of memory-making, Kamal juxtaposes materials gathered in India, such as red sand and textiles, to address ideas echoed in the cycle of life.