JANUARY AT VERGE GALLERY :: WHITE, AND ACCREATION II: ONTOLOGICAL TRANSMUTATIONS
JANUARY 14 – JANUARY 30, 2016
GALLERY 1 ::
Hamish and Rose :: White
White is a project by Hamish & Rose, a collaboration between artists Adrian Clement and Hayley Rose Hill. The exhibition is influenced by graphic designer Kenya Hara’s 2010 publication White, which explores white not as a colour, but as a sensory experience that is linked, in traditional Japanese culture, to emptiness and silence. The concept of liminality is central to many of the works which comprise the exhibition, bringing the viewer to the threshold between the perceptible and the imperceptible. From near-invisible translucence to overwhelming opacity, the boundaries of white are challenged and become impossible to define in intellectual or dualistic terms. Through the mediums of photography, printmaking, sculpture and installation, the artists seek to express and present both the materiality and the sensory experiences of white itself.
GALLERY 2 ::
Alma Studholme :: Accreation II : Ontological Transmutations
Alma Studholme’s solo exhibition Accreation II: Ontological Transmutations is designed around the broken pieces of the “Firing Enso” porcelain sculpture featured in the Verge Gallery’s 2015 group exhibition Accreation: Un-becoming and the Surface as Sight. The broken sculpture will take a central position in a new installation which is a collaborative project with Youngdong Kim. Kim’s recording of Studholme’s brainwaves during meditation will show them transformed into Buddhist mandala patterns that are “broken” at certain intervals by distractions. The ontological states of being fragmented and being whole will be explored throughout the exhibition in multimedia and mixed-media visual links between a circle and a single point of focus.