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Truth and Consequences

Liz Craft and Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, H33

Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.

Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.

Truth and Consequences presents Liz Craft and Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel.

The first focus of the booth will be two tall bronze sculptures of standing women by Liz Craft, positioned in the middle.

The background is a work by Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel. It consists of stone marquetry mural panels depicting phantasmagorical bathroom environments.

In addition, ceramic speech bubbles by Liz Craft will be place closer to the walls’ edges as kind of quotation marks. Liz Craft’s practice evolves around architecture, everyday objects and figures to elaborate environments dealing with projection of the actual space into a dream space. Lately she’s been exploring the envelope of the woman’s body through an expressive sculpting. She is extending the subject with spider webs or speech bubbles to question its own perception into an mental landscape.

Starting from the position of the amateur, Dewar & Gicquel learn craft techniques to create their work, a procedure valued by the artists because their lack of expertise means they surrender complete control over the things they make. The result is objects with saboted functions revealing their cultural roots and phantasmagoric strength. We find ourselves with two practices investigating the semantic potential of the artist’s gesture implicated to the material and the fabrication process.

This presentation will function around a banal introspective narrative by implementing the two figures into a representation of a common domestic space to propel ourselves into an investigation of the being.