Everything is Black and White

Wood, J and Harrison, P (2021) Everything is Black and White. Galeria Vera Cortês, Lisbon, Portugal, 25 November 2021 - 22 January 2022.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: Although there are distinct currents running through Wood and Harrison’s work (physical and linguistic humour, acceptance and transcendence of boredom or despair, etc.) each work also operates according to its own logic, which is dependent on its colour, materials, and position within a series. The logical consistency of a piece is also frequently reliant on performed physical interactions between the two artists, their dynamic filmed or drawn within the works. As a consequence of this constructed logic, each work develops a sort of existential resilience that, far from being solipsistic, stands up to scrutiny from different perspectives. What I am trying to say, without wanting to spell it out, is that there is a potentially universal validity to these works. They capture experiences shared across diverse individuals and communities: the un- canny feeling of witnessing repetition without apparent cause; the joyful audacity of foiling expectations; the bitter irony of being condemned to separateness in our to- getherness; the absurdity of language employed to designate what sits plainly before us. The way, sometimes, we are just sheep staring at each other for entertainment. These things don’t need explaining, just showing.
Official URL: https://www.veracortes.com/exhibitions
Date: November 2021
Event Location: Galeria Vera Cortês, Lisbon, Portugal
Number of Pieces: 15
Medium: Painting, sculpture, video
Measurements/Duration: various

Solo exhibition of paintings, sculpture and video.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Research Centres and Groups: Art Research Centre
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 15:49
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 12:23
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