An Irregular Network of Passages

29 June - 29 July 2016

Camilla Emson, Tete de Alencar, G.T. Pellizzi. Exhibition curated by Roya Sachs

 

LAMB Arts is excited to present An Irregular Network of Passages, a multi-disciplinary exhibition including works by Camilla Emson (b.1985, UK), Tete de Alencar (b. 1964, Brazil), and G.T. Pellizzi (b.1978, Mexico), curated by Roya Sachs. An Irregular Network of Passages explores the mental and physical pathways we traverse in routing our day-to-day lives, and the obstacles we encounter in doing so. The show, along with the title - referring to a labyrinth, invites audiences to travel through the different channels of these artists’ works.

 

Camilla Emson’s large-scale maze-like installation is split into seven floor-to-ceiling muslin strips layered with natural dyes, capsules, pigment and thread. The strange jungle like overflow of threads, and digested capsules refer to the neuroplasticity of the brain, and how the map of our brain is constantly adapting and changing depending on our environment. The colours add to this rich environment and speak to different energy points of the body, evoking various senses, associations and memories.

 

Tete de Alencar’s delicate graphite drawings originate from the outlining of shadows cast from her previous sculptural works. The strenuous repetition of lines are laced with emotion as each slight line variation reveals her stream of consciousness in a given moment, creating a raw map of de Alencar’s mind, bringing to life the pathways of her instincts. The floating pieces are ‘drawing sculptures’ created in reaction to the graphite works, embodying the movement of the lines and her thoughts.

 

G.T. Pellizzi’s light sculptures are inspired by the urban landscape, street grid, and construction materials encountered when walking in New York City. His ‘light maps’ give weight to the physical pathways created in urban environments, and the way in which we navigate through them. Mondrian’s arrival in New York and his last New York City paintings marked the catalyst for the birth of the NY art scene, with Abstract Expressionism fluxus and Minimalism all coming in his wake. These works pay homage to that lineage, particularly Barnett Newman and Dan Flavin.