4×4 Exhibition: First Look

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It’s with unfettered excitement that we present the work from the 4×4 exhibition. So without further ceremony follow this photo essay of the amazing work created by Space 1026, Gary Kachadourian, Rob Swainston, and Eva Wylie.

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Many more photos and descriptions of work after the jump.

4X4 Curatorial Statement

For the 4×4 exhibition three artists and one art collective will occupy the four walls of the Martin Art Gallery. We saw the white cube of the gallery as an arena; each artist is given one very large white wall as a point of departure. Our intention is not to stage a reality show challenge for your attention, but to give these artists a chance to build a new reality as they might like to imagine it.

The artists in 4×4 all demolish the historical expectations of print. Each artist creates work that leaves one in a state of awe and wonder. Rob Swainston works with traditional print processes but he leaves frame behind as he uses print to construct startling paper monuments. Eva Wylie brings a fresh take on appropriation and collage with her amazing site specific installations. Gary Kachadourian’s art work can be described as simultaneously, mundane, delicate, outrageous and truly, monumental. And what has not been said before about Space 1026? They are a spaceship powered by a poly-vocal engine that runs on glee and leaves piles of art in its wake.

Four walls, four explosive print installations. What more can we say?

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Rob Swainston’s Tree Machine: Standardization Takes Root, wood cut, 2010

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Eva Wylie’s Tartan Ribbon, Silkscreen on plaster coasted wall, 2010

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Space 1026, stencil, paint, and group exhibition, 2010

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Gary Katchadourian’s 1/5 Scale Vacant Lot With Modular Chain-link Fence, toner on paper,  2010

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Each artist produced a poster for the exhibition, these were offset printed in an editions of 500 and are free to gallery-goers. It was great to watch undergraduates at the opening haul these posters away by the arm loads. I like the idea that these will be hanging on the walls of dorm rooms.

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Some details shots of the art wall and wall of art by Space 1026.

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Details of Gary Kachadourian’s site specific piece.

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Close-ups of Eva Wylie’s beautiful, ephemeral CMYK silkscreen piece.

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Details of Rob Swainston’s monumental, woven, wood cut.

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Thanks for looking and the show will be on view through December 17th, 2010.

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5 Responses to “4×4 Exhibition: First Look”

  1. John Caperton says:

    Wow! Looks so great. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  2. Sarah says:

    Wow! Very inspiring project. Thanks for posting the pics, I wish I could see it in person.

  3. craig says:

    great talent !