Perri MacKenzie, Charlott Weise, Angharad Williams - Whiskers by the Name of Lilacs
Curated by Kevin Gallagher
10 June - 2 July 2016
Opening: 10 June, 17:00 - 20:00
Perfumed like a pit of decaying fruit, an orchid shapes its petals as a voluptuous insect. It’s time to make love. Representing is re-making. In the construction of fly fishing lures, it isn't important to mimic the shape of the bug, but rather to accentuate its effects. Recognition is a flapping. He looks nothing like me, he thinks. Bearded, short, freckled skin... he stinks nothing like me. I turn his face around in my head like a ball of wet clay. Like a butter cat. The study was a disaster until they realized that sheep were perfectly good at recognizing the faces of other sheep. The Contourtionists: She don't respect linear boundaries. He don't respect faces and names. It don't live, it represents. You don’t see me, just my dusty freckled cloud. Because color is isn’t a form, and landscape is isn’t a body and architecture is isn’t drunk. And my whiskers are a sensual tool.
The group exhibition Whiskers by the Name of Lilacs derives its name from a series of poems written by Carl Sandberg in 1920 in New York. The three artists in this exhibition investigate what painting is and can be today. Perri MacKenzie (UK) received her Master of Fine Arts from the Piet Zwart Institute in 2014. Charlott Weise (Germany) studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Art and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She is currently a resident at De Ateliers. Angharad Williams (UK) is graduating this year from the Piet Zwart Institute.