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MAUREEN PALEY

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Click to enlargeDAVID THORPE : UNDERGROUND
Sep 4 - 22, 2019
In the ground floor gallery, Thorpe displays a series of meticulously rendered pipe works continuing his interest in traditional methods of handwork. Using non-synthetic materials such as mud, natural dyes, bone glue and slack lime, the works emphasise the complexity of their production, engaging with the radical spirit of the vanished artisan.
Inspired in part by the English Arts & Crafts Movement, John Ruskin and the late socialist writings of William Morris, the works in this exhibition engage in an aesthetic of ornate botanical design with leaves and branches that encircle the pipes outer layers. These sculptures create an atmosphere that lingers somewhere between a historical lament and a utopian ideal, where labour and a form of beauty overshadow function. The stand-alone works show no obvious beginning or end and suggest the possibility of new systems of flow and exchange.
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LIAM GILLICK : THE NIGHT OF RED AND GOLD
Sep 29 - Nov 17, 2019
Maureen Paley is pleased to present the fourth solo exhibition at the gallery by Liam Gillick.
 
The Night of Red and Gold is a fictional nightclub event described by French philosopher Gilles Châtelet in his complex and passionate book To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Economies (1998). In the first chapter, we are taken to Le Palace in Paris on a night in 1979 where a new constellation of social relationships is falling into place.
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Nov 25 - Dec 15, 2019

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