"Day to-day" Exhibition

Martos Gallery

poster for "Day to-day" Exhibition

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The gallery is pleased to present "Day to-day," a group exhibition curated by Anne Couillaud. This exhibition gathers artists who incorporate the time dimension into their daily practice.

Each artist connects to different types of time in very different ways. The cycle of nature and the time of the world are independent from us: the time of nature, that does not need human beings to exist– it just goes through us, through things; the cultural time is a creation of another temporality to break the irreversible process of time. Finally, we have the time of inner awareness: which is the starting point of all the temporalities. This time only needs oneself to exist.

Time is both tension and scansion, rhythm and flux, continuity and discontinuity, and also repetition: All of which is translated in the artists' works. They translate the richness (or not) of the time we live: these artists reveal the coexistence of different temporalities.

The works presented sometimes also expose practices that are "interstitial", a piece made for instance while the artist was traveling, or practices that are an exercise: works that are rarely shown because they embed moments and works that open and disrupt in a way their "sealed work in progress".
The artists share with us their intimate relationship with time and their intimate understanding of time passing. They often submit the work (and themselves) to the day-to-day constraint. But simultaneously, they produce their own time. And by doing so, they subdue time.

[Image: Stephanie Diamond "Things to Remember (Mom and Dads pool, summer to fall)" (2009) C-Print 30 x 40 in.]


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