Peres Projects – Brent Wadden
Peres Projects is pleased to present the first solo show of Brent Wadden. Brent Wadden is part of a group of young artists that have gone against the grain of their own generation and have decided to take their time to make things themselves, in effect rejecting contemporary society’s general state of impatience. While Wadden’s work can be seen as a rejection of Western notions of the immediate, the cheap and of satisfaction, it ‘s also concerned with the expansion of new forms of painting. In About Time, Wadden delves deeper into his reflections on how to straddle the boundaries between craft, fine arts as well as interior design. Interested in creating a direct dialogue between weaving and various modes of modernist art making, Wadden’s work references both the historical and social constructs of craft and modernism. Consistent throughout his work though is a commitment to the grid. This rigid geometric system is continually broken throughout his working process to allow natural flaws, new patterns to emerge, and invite interaction between the weavings, paintings and viewers.
Peres Projects – Karl-Marx-Allee 82, Berlin
Jun 28 — Aug 10, 2013