Deliquesce

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June 26 – July 29 – 2012

Jonathan Viner – 17a Adam’s Row – London

To deliquesce is to transition between solid and liquid states. This exhibition considers dissolution and loss of physicality, presenting five artists whose practices’ explore malleable states of image, body and material. Deliquesce looks at the space between a world of solid objects and bodies and a more diffuse and amorphous world of liquidity, fantasy and pixels, thereby considering how our understanding of the physical has been altered by the dominant influence of the virtual world we increasingly inhabit. On the Internet images can spread quickly or sink to fathomless depths – adapting, changing and disintegrating in quality as they go, making their way back and forth between the virtual and physical realms. The works in this exhibition both affirm and deny the status of images as physical objects because the moment one considers immateriality, issues of physicality and corporeality inevitably reassert themselves.

Deliquesce is curated by Emma Astner and Laura McLean-Ferris.

with Nina Beier, Berry Patten, Pamela Rosenkranz, Oscar Tuazon, Emily Wardill

Image above: Pamela Rosenkranz, Because they tried to bore holes in my greatest and most beautiful work, 2012

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Emily Wardill

Tonight I need a friend, 2012

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Nina Beier

The demonstrators (drowning coins), 2011

trapezes, rope, stock images printed on poster paper

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Emily Wardill

The Pips, 2011

16mm film transferred to DVD

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Nina Beier

Installation view of Deliquesce, 201