Transitive Objects (coral what) ‒ Melissa Gordon-
Curated by Melissa Gordon:
Eva Berendes, Gabriele Beveridge, Alice Channer, Chris Evans, Melissa Gordon, Marie Lund, Katja Mater
The exhibition „Transitive Objects (Coral What)“ brings together works that move between states of time and energy and artistically visualize the process of transformation from one form to another, from one medium to another.
In recent years, Melissa Gordon‘s work and her publications have increasingly dealt with the term “liquid behavior of gesture”, the ambiguity of artistic gestures, the form of which can change depending on the situation and time. Based on her research and conversations with artist friends, the exhibition tries to create a biotope, comparable to a coral reef, in which various related artistic approaches coexist and fertilize each other in the community.
The works by Eva Berendes, entitled “Gates”, which form the central installation in the room, are an example of the fluid positioning in different media. They are hybrid works that carry elements of architecture, sculpture and painting equally and their quality lies precisely in this interplay of different receptions.
A grid motif printed by Melissa Gordon on the entire front wall of the gallery forms the display of the collaboration between her and Alice Channer. Objects selected by Gordon and Channer are printed as two-dimensional screen-printed motifs on the grid structure and create a dialogue with Alice Channer‘s sculptural works, which find their place on this structure.
Katja Mater‘s “Clocks” formally combine painting and photography, deal with a deterministic concept of time and ultimately expose it as an abstract construct. Your film “Threefold” synchronizes different time levels to something that is currently present in the perception; it combines drawings made one after the other to form a kaleidoscopic new unit.
Marie Lund‘s “Stops and Starts” are positioned casually between the ceiling and the wall, they define the place without dominating it. Elaborate in their production, which go back to old manual techniques of metal forming, the aluminum sculptures are located between technically advanced prototypes and autonomous sculptures.
Gabriele Beveridge‘s sculptures are exemplary for material processes that reveal their own movement and the resulting shape-changing processes. In her glass work „Odd Mercy“, liquid glass runs over an edged metal surface until it solidifies, strict calculation and intuitive design create a synthesis.
At the entrance of the gallery a short musical composition is activated by sensor that that cumulatively broadcasts the arrival and departure of each visitor. Chris Evans’s work, titled ‘Jingle (Transitive Objects (Coral what), Cosar HMT)’ is the latest in a series inspired by melodies used for interludes in American sitcoms, that connate scenic transitions.