Francis Al˙s, Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing), 1997
Gallery I & II
Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing
14 February - 28 March 2009
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 13 February. Please join us from 6-8pm
The exhibition features work by Francis Al˙s, Iran do Espirito Santo, Callum Innes, Peter Liversidge, Alexander & Susan Maris and Cornelia Parker
Ingleby Gallery's new exhibition, Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing, takes its title from a film by Francis Al˙s in which the artist pushes a large block of ice through the streets of Mexico City.
It is a film about transformation - literally as the ice melts… something to nothing - but it is also about the futility of human endeavour, or, looked at another way, the poetry of pointlessness. It is an epic kind of uselessness that turns his apparently meaningless effort into an almost heroic event… nothing to something. Transformation, poetic by definition but also perhaps a little subversive, is the theme of this exhibition. It takes different forms: some more obvious than others; some a little violent; some a little funny, but the idea of transformation is somewhere behind all the works on show.
Ingleby Gallery's Prints & Editions space will remain open to the public between 1st and 13th February.
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