OLIVER VAN DER LUGT – SIMON ATTWOOLL – JAY HUTCHINSON – DANBELL
fluctuating volume / interference vs. pearlessence / iterative hand / change of state
A desire line is a path created by the treading of many feet, usually describing the most direct route (shortcut) between two locations where established paths may be circuitous or inconvenient.
As we traverse and commute through our shared cultural environment, desire lines emerge. The artists in this show have followed collective lines as well as carving their own, accumulating objects, images and affects en-route for adaptive reuse. Make Do presents a collection of simple gestures constructed out of each artist’s accumulations.
The works presented here bear the evidence of a variety of processes -transformative, repetitious, constructive, excessive- by which familiar content and materials are conflated or gently detourned.
While the spatial and wall works are invariably specific, each artist traces a unique threshold between signification and ineffability. The pieces are offered as they are: transparent, opaque, light, laboured, inflating, diffusing, sparkling, whirring, hanging, soaking, evaporating…