Ceal Floyer "Door" 1995, 35mm slide, projector
& Dan Flavin
15th to 22nd December 2007
The gallery is open every day from 10am to 5pm during the exhibition dates.
What follows is information about the 13th show in our series of 26 exhibition projects at the gallery which began in July 2007 and will cease July 2008. Each of the 26 installations presents a conversation between one invited artist and a counterpoint of their choice. In August 2008 we will publish a book documenting the years exhibitions as a whole.
Ceal Floyer's work takes many forms but it is always imbued with her own very particular sense of humour and a keen awareness of the absurdity of life. Floyer creates concise sculptural installations that are deceptive in their apparent simplicity - never quite what they seem, but never pretending to be anything else. With an impressive clarity of thought and endless ingenuity she uses ordinary objects and materials common to our daily lives and transforms our perception of them with the purest economy, teasing out for us a complex web of meanings and new readings. Every part of the piece - its title, materials and surroundings - are exhaustively put to work by Floyer in service of her ideas.
Floyer was born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1965 and lives and works in Berlin. In September 2007 she was awarded the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and this year has held solo exhibitions at Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona; Kerguehennec, Bignan, France; and Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany.
Our exhibition will focus on Floyer's Door (1995), an illusionistic strip of brilliant white light projected onto a closed door so that the light seems to flood from beneath - offering the possibility of a world beyond. This will be paired with a simple fluorescent light sculpture from 1970 by the celebrated American minimalist Dan Flavin (1933-1996).
The gallery closes for Christmas and New Year in 22 December and re-opens on 12 January 2008 with Brian Catling & The Head of "Bobby Awl".
For further information about this exhibition, or more images, please contact Caroline Broadhurst or Dan Smernicki on 013 1 556 4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.