Join us for the Launch of Flat Earth Society, a group exhibition of interdisciplinary artists working at the intersection of abstraction and screen-based culture. From the flat plane of canvas to the flat-screens of daily life, the artworks reflect how technology has shifted the possibilities of painting and infused the way we experience and frame our realities.
The evening will feature a Rochelle Haley X Ivey Wawn performance, in which Wawn will activate Haley's painting installation through movement and dance.
The show’s title riffs on the Flat Earth Society - a conspiracy theory group that believes the world exists on a giant, flat plane. The theory has regained traction in recent years thanks to exposure on YouTube and Twitter.
Reflecting this moment in which truth and reality seem increasingly malleable, and erroneous ideas and misleading images flourish online, the exhibition offers deceptively simple yet seductive works that intelligently engage trompe l’oeil, conflate 2- and 3- dimensions, confuse the handmade and digital, and blur what is on- or off-line.
Also launching in the Project Space is James Little's installation Maybe The Grass Looks Greener On The Other Side Because It's Fake. Through highly reflective surfaces, gradients and the repeated motif of ferns, Little examines the relationships between nature, technology and the tangible world.
Image: Jonny Niesche, new artwork commission, Cement Fondu 2019, printed Myla balloon. Courtesy of the artist.