© Grazia Toderi

Grazia Toderi: Rendez-Vous, 2005
Lambda print on plexiglass, 250 x 180 cm


Diptychs

Adam Cvijanovic
, Arjan van Helmond, James Ireland, Grazia Toderi, John Wood & Paul Harrison


"Diptychs" brings together works by five international artists to present a range of double or divided images, and explores how that division or repetition determines the viewer's perception of the image. It investigates the device of the diptych as a common formal strategy, which in each case produces a radically different effect. Works in the show include a new photo piece by Grazia Toderi, a recent two-channel video from Wood and Harrison, and a two-panel painting by Adam Cvijanovic.


In "Rendez-Vous", Toderi's repetition and shift of perspective evokes a sense of movement and time within a single image. Filming events from separate viewpoints, Wood & Harrison's two-channel work "Another Pair" creates a division whereby the work becomes as much about the viewers&Mac226; imagining of the space between the two screens as the visible unfolding of events. In "Richie Tells Heather I Messed Up" Cvijanovic employs the device of the diptych with no apparent effect on the image - the two parts abut precisely and the viewpoint is the same, but the separation causes a subtle shift in the way the image is read. Ireland's collage of an idealised mountain range is viewed through doubled planes of glass halved by tinted yellow and blue vinyl, evoking both sunrise and sunset, while van Helmond takes a Caspar David Friedrich Seascape as a starting point for pair of paintings that read across from one to the other and back again.


In 2008 Adam Cvijanovic will participate in the Walker Art Center's "World's Away: New Suburban Landscapes", and in Dan Cameron's "PROSPECT.1", the first New Orleans Biennial. He is currently preparing an installation for Tate Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial. In 2007 Cvijanovic's work was included in "Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation", organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation & the Terra Foundation for American Art, exhibited at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia and in the Saatchi Gallery's "USA Today", exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts and The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.


In 2007 Arjan van Helmond had solo shows at both f a projects, London and Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam.


In 2006 he participated in the exhibitions "The Crystal World", Chung King Projects, Los Angeles (solo); "Kaminzimmer", Grieder Contemporary, Zurich; "Le Nouveau Siècle", Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; and "Google Earth", Academiegalerie, Utrecht. Veenman will publish a new monograph on his work, with texts by Gilda Williams and Zlatko Wurzberg in Spring 2008.


James Ireland recently completed a large-scale sculptural commission for the Economist Group in London, "You Mistake My horror for Love". Recent exhibitions include a solo show at f a projects, the European Triennial of Small-Sized Sculpture in Slovenia, "Beyond the Country: perspectives of the land in historic and contemporary art", Lewis Gluckman Gallery, Cork. His work is permanently installed at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.


Grazia Toderi has exhibited extensively internationally, and is one of the leading artists of the Italian contemporary art scene. Upcoming exhibitions include Museo de Arte Contemporanea Serralves, Portugal. In 1999, she was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. Grazia Toderi's work is in major public and private collections internationally.


John Wood & Paul Harrison's exhibition "From One Thing to Another" runs at Picture This, Bristol until 23 February. They will also have solo shows in 2008 at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA. Recent solo exhibitions include "MAM Project 005", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.


Exhibition: 8 February - 15 March 2008
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 12 - 5pm


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