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Wares and Labour in the Mall of Paradise

 

Maya Gauvin, Frieda-Raye Green, Michael Lachman, Eric Lowe, Colette Stubbings, and Marika Vandekraats

 

January 24, 2019 - March 7, 2019

 

Opening reception: Thursday, January 24, 7pm

 

Is rainwater dinosaur piss?? Like Neo looking at the Matrix all those symbols are molecules that almost never break down, re-arranging themselves continually instead the molecules that dinosaurs pissed are little Matrix symbols and probably still out there now but not in the same formations so an answer to that question could be sort of.    Molecules are ancient says Google and energy won’t disappear from an isolated system says the tenth grade physics class I didn’t take I took biology instead–is the universe an isolated system? If yes our energy is trapped mine and yours and the dog my family had fifteen years ago and the teenager walking by those butterflies into a mall somewhere    all that energy buzzing through molecules making them smack around in our bodies that class I didn’t take claims they move faster when heated and slower when cooled flowing out onto anything is the halo around my hand on the car’s winter window energy then my energy + the world’s old energy or what is a ghost and how long will a person’s last in their home after they pass and if I held you could we trade ours it could be ghosts we could be trading ghosts maybe    trading is a type of labour really movement is labour if you fudge things and molecules move always organs do too dammit translating energy into energy for our bodies thank you grade ten biology so lying on your bed is labour then just more diffused than working the till at the supermarket or plowing a field or diffused in a different way everything can be hard some way or   other.

 

Duplex presents Wares and Labour in the Mall of Paradise, an exhibition with work by artists Maya Gauvin, Frieda-Raye Green, Michael Lachman, Eric Lowe, Colette Stubbings and Marika Vandekraats. The exhibition gathers artworks scaled to the palm of a hand or the crown of a head. Intimate in their size, the objects presented varyingly consider systems for experiencing time, value, labour and knowledge through registers relating to the human body.

 

 

 Michael Lachman, Had it, Lost it.

 

 Michael Lachman, Had it, Lost it.

 

 Michael Lachman, Had it, Lost it.

 

 Michael Lachman, Fruit & Vegetable Sticker Composition no.1 + no.2

 

 Michael Lachman, Fruit & Vegetable Sticker Composition no.1

 

 Michael Lachman, Fruit & Vegetable Sticker Composition no.2

 

 Marika Vandekraats, It scratched at me like the sand behind my ears

 

 Marika Vandekraats, It scratched at me like the sand behind my ears

 

 Marika Vandekraats, It scratched at me like the sand behind my ears

 

Maya Gauvin, The Tinkerer's Timeshare

 

Maya Gauvin, The Tinkerer's Timeshare

 

Colette Stubbings, Untitled (Armoury)

 

Colette Stubbings, Untitled (Armoury)

 

Frieda-Raye Green, what part of dirt is a noun?

 

Frieda-Raye Green, what part of dirt is a noun?

 

Eric Lowe, Helmet Mounted Bird of Prey 1

 

Eric Lowe, Helmet Mounted Bird of Prey 1

 

 Michael Lachman, Had it, Lost it.

 

Colette Stubbings, Untitled (Armoury)

 

 Marika Vandekraats, Your smoke lingered in the threads of your blanket

 

 Marika Vandekraats, Your smoke lingered in the threads of your blanket