September 12 to October 3
Megumi Shauna AraiNeal FryettHongzhe LiangFrancesca LohmannRodrigo Valenzuela
There is an irreducible gap between being and appearing. Each image is frozen, every object still. They are simulacrum; replicas twisted out of reality. And yet, the hardened plaster was once viscous, the knit once disparate threads, and the coiled box-spring once a bed. They are heavy with feelings and memories.
Perhaps we have become too sentimental. Perhaps we have only been talking to ourselves while they hang, lean and sit; silent, removed. And yet, if we tilt the angle of our senses to lower frequencies, we will see them sparkling with the vibrancy of matter, and the twistedness of existence.
Decoy presents five Seattle-based artists of differing international backgrounds whose practices emphasize the material properties of images and objects through various strategies of presentation and arrangement.
01 Francesca LohmannUntitled, 2015 (From Untitled Lump Series)Cast plasterDimensions variable
02 / 05 Neal Fryettpoc1221.2d, 20151920s coiled bed springs, chrome plated steel clips and hanger, archival print, Arches paper, neoprene sheet, rubberized cording, wood blocks, acetate with stickers and tape77 x 37 x 9 inchescp1411.3c, 2015Copper framework, chrome plated steel clips and hanger, archival print on Arches paper, rubberized cording, glassine, tape73 x 47 x 26 inches
03 Hongzhe Liang Untitled, 2015Textile inkjet printing on silk, pillow, pvc water tube25’’ x 17’’ x 11”
06 Rodrigo ValenzuelaHedonic Reversal No. 16, 2014archival pigment print, artist frame54 x 44 inchesEdition 3 of 3Courtesy of UPFOR Gallery
07 Megumi Shauna Araieverything your heart desires, (the soul doesn’t have to be taught), 2008-2015Knit and wool150 x 40 inches
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