/ G u s t /
9 September - 27 September 2015
/ Gust /
Gusts of wind, gusts of emotion, gusts of scent: all arrive when they please and stay only briefly.
A gust implies an elegant –yet forceful and sudden– occurrence, passing by in a moment, but whose impact lingers. There is a disconcerting intimacy to such gusts as the wind, or, even more so, to the breath – in its audacious invisibility, the gust takes the liberty to caress or push whatever surface it chooses.
A gust can be whimsical; it can animate and give life to trash, for a moment transforming a plastic bag into a dancer.
A gust can manifest itself as a mysterious, invisible force, a might and wrath that can cause great destruction that we have no control over.
The artists’ works in /Gust/ share a similarities in their handling and balancing of paradox. Playful ideas are dealt with with weight and rigor. This show opens up paradoxes and reveals the coexistence of what might seem like opposites within artworks:
Lightness within weight.
Gentleness within forcefulness.
Presence within temporality.
They defy a singular dynamic or way of understanding or experiencing them. The works in the show all demonstrate a strength and elegance, existing on a knife edge, often close to collapse or disappearance.
Fiona Mackay, was born in 1984 in Aberdeen, Scotland. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Selected Solo Exhibitions include—Sisters, Albert Baronian, Brussels (2014) ; TOURIST, Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam, SOLO, Croxhapox, Gent, Belgium, Syntax, OUTPOST, Norwich, England and Ghosts, S.I.C, Brussels, Belgium (all 2013). 84 Paintings IN THE BANK, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands MILAN, Cite Des Arts, Paris, France, Albert Baronian (THE ROOM) Brussels, Belgium (all 2012); 3.5 weeks, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium (2010). Selected Group Shows include— Summer Show (duo with Cornelius Quabeck), Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam (2015). Ritomando, CIAC, Ghent. Wanton Mobility, KLEMM'S, Berlin. June, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris, and Vensters, Kunsthal Amersfoort, Netherlands (all 2014). Why Painting Now?, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna (2013) In 2010 she participated in residencies at Schloss Pluschow, Pluschow, Germany, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Locaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium. In 2009 she participated in the Wiels Residency Program, Brussels Belgium, and received the Donald Dewar Award. She graduated with a BA (hons) Fine Art, from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, 2006.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite currently lives in Brooklyn, NY (born 1981 in Chicago and raised in São Paulo, Brazil). She has had solo shows at Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome, TJ Boulting, London, and Casa Triângulo, São Paulo. She has participated in group shows internationally including the 2014 Vancouver Biennial, the 2012 Marrakech Biennial, Newspeak at the Saatchi Gallery, London, Bold Tendencies, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, and New Age of Aquarius, DUVE Gallery, Berlin. Leite was recipient of the 2006 Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize and the 2010 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Award. She graduated in 2006 with an MFA in Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, having completed a BFA in Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art, in 2004.
Ninna Bohn Pedersen lives in Copenhagen, Denmark (born 1977, Denmark). Selected exhibitions include: Les Soirees, Maison d'Art Contemporain Athenes, Athens, GR (2015); Does not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, NL (2015); Through the Gap increasing, Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK (2014) and Luminous Flux, Arti et Amicitia, Amsterdam, NL (2014). Solo shows include: Perforations, Acme Project Space, London and Tremor, Seasons Projects, London (2013). She graduated from the Slade School of fine art with an MA in 2012 having won the Adrian Carruthers studio award for excellence.
Daria Irincheeva is based in Brooklyn, New York (born 1987, Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia). Her selected solo exhibitions include: Circadian Rhythm at Postmasters Gallery, NY, (2014); Almost Aqua at Wilson Project Space, Sardinia, Italy, (2013); Path Through Long Grass at Aperto Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, (2013); Avoid This Water at Reverse Space, Brooklyn, NY, (2011); and Spinning Top at ARCO Madrid, Spain, (2011). Her works have been included in numerous group exhibitions such as This Is What Sculpture Looks Like, Postmasters Gallery, NY, (2014); Dreaming Russia at the Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria, (2013); AB, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy, (2013); Joyful Archipelago at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project, London, UK, (2012) and Toasting to the Revolution, Family Business Gallery, New York, (2012). She has received several awards and grants including the Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship, and the Fine Arts Department Grant, School of Visual Arts, NY. She studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France and received her BFA degree with Honors from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 2013.
Daria Irincheeva / Ninna Bohn Pedersen
Ninna Bohn Pedersen
Juliana Cerqueira Leite