RAE HICKS & CHARLES SANDFORD
Red Dog, Black Wolf. Will You Remember Your Name?
14 August – 5 September 2015
Preview: 13 August 2015, 18:30-21:00
Artist Talk: 27 August 2015, 19:00
Pi Artworks is pleased to announce the second exhibition of its summer programme. The French phrase 'entre le chien et le loup'
(between dog and wolf) describes a moment during dusk, before dark, where one cannot distinguish between a dog and a wolf.
It expresses the ambiguity between the familiar and the comfortable, versus the unknown and the dangerous. Between the domestic and the wild,
the living and the dead. It is a liminal state of in-betweenness; that uncertain, alluring threshold between hope and fear.
For Red Dog, Black Wolf. Will You Remember Your Name? the gallery will be subsumed by a constellation of works by London-based artists
Charles Sandford and Rae Hicks. Through a series of interventions the gallery will be transformed into a semi-domestic, eerie interior populated by objects,
which span paintings, sculpture, installation and performance. These objects will employ recognisable forms and shapes, which enable them
to simultaneously retain their subjective autonomy as artworks, whilst at the same time act as placeholders for domestic and funeral motifs,
creating an uncanny impression of double identities jostling for attention.
Left: Rae Hicks, Los Simpsons, 2015, oil on canvas ,152 x 122 cm
Right: Rae Hicks, Floorwall, oil on canvas, ladder, 210 x 160 cm
Left: Charles Sandford, The Undergrowth, 2015, c-print
Right: Charles Sandford, Rape Scene, 2014, Velvet, wind-screen mechanism, curtain rail. 200 x 180 cm
All artworks courtesy of the artists and Pi Artworks Istanbul/London
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