Peter Liversidge “Either / Or” at Kate MacGarry, London

Peter Liversidge “Either / Or” at Kate MacGarry, London

The exhibition contains a big-scale new operate, a flotilla of boats, exclusive objects produced of identified wood gathered in the course of walks together the British shoreline. Presented as an installation of hundreds, delicate and intricate, they become element of an epic total.

Nine ‘proposals’ start out the exhibition, a approach that Liversidge has pursued for 27 several years. Each A4 proposal, typed on an Olivetti typewriter, describes an artwork created all through the analysis phase of a challenge, irrespective of the outcome.

A neon textual content operate, as a imagined, indicates a thought hanging in the air. As an invitation for the viewer to finish, they are a manifested manual to wondering and duality. Installed as a pair they are a repeated, reoccurring assumed.

A new sequence of little sculptures carries on the exploration of repetition in “Either / Or.” An authentic discovered fragment is paired with a duplicate that Liversidge helps make utilizing airdrying clay, dust and numerous levels of watercolour to accomplish an uncanny likeness to the discovered object. Very similar but not the exact same, the located fragments are positioned together with their doppelgänger in museum mounts inquiring to be in comparison, revealing the similarities and their discrepancies. The series concerns identity, perception of likeness and accessibility.

The final get the job done in the exhibition consists of two photographs of the same look at. Taken with no a tripod or a mild meter with a rangefinder digicam (the Fuji Fotorama) the second impression is taken minutes afterwards than the initially. Although Liversidge waits, the light-weight shifts, revealing discrepancies as time is bracketed building bookends to a shorter period of time of time.

at Kate MacGarry, London
right until February 18, 2023