MARCH 31 - APRIL 24, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY APRIL 3, 2-5 PM
The Red Head Gallery's new group show Time Shift plays with our perception of time by reiterating and re-establishing moments within a continuum of styles, perspectives and artists.
Jane Martin's eight colour photographs, Jane's Nose, are portraits of the artist pivoting around her nose, resetting and shifting time for the viewer; while Peter Dykhuis, in Time and Money, collages together the "to do" lists from his domestic and professional life with envelopes addressed to him from financial institutions that are overpainted with pertinent Google Earth maps. In this, time is a memory that is shifted by reassembling these written reminders and reiterating them.
Sam Mogelonshy's shifts our perceptions of time in a series of sculptures, My Second Archipelago, in which hypothetical stories evolve from disused typewriters to become both Utopian and dystopian islands; while Bill Ralph alters chaotic dynamical systems in Encosion to shift and re-shift our perceptions of a mathematical and metaphysical world through time and space.
Time shifting allows us to experience events outside the constraints of time as in Ram Samocha's Red Drawings series which are made with layers of red transparent tape on gray paper. Created in Israel they are a reflection of the intense reality of ongoing conflict and struggle. In Life Cycles, Lynn Kelly uses various elements of trees to reference the cycles of life biological concepts of growth and decay, re-growth and rebirth are juxtaposed with birth, death, migration, and relocation on our quickly evolving planet.
Time Shift grapples with the momentous and fractious elements of repetition and time, recorded events that can be forgotten easily if they are not observed, transcribed, and transformed by these artists.