Lindsay Lawson’s second solo exhibition at Gillmeier Rech titled “The Inner Lives of Objects” is a collection of sculptures filled with objects in the form of panels and solid vases. The works resemble archeological sites in which modern day artifacts are partially obscured in layers or plaster, resin, and pigments.
And the title suggests the possibility that the sculptures and/or the objects inside experience some kind of a reality, perhaps simply by existing, by being made of matter.
To experience a reality would not the objects require the ability to perceive, and therefore, the faculties required for perception and pathways to process that sensory input?
Yes, but we must first understand what it means to perceive before we can determine what faculties are required to do so. Perception does not require the ability to reason and to think, only the ability to take in and recognize information from the environment. One could argue that even particles perceive other particles evidenced by their reactions to each other.
One might see the archaeological aspect as a reminder that the embedded objects have a past and provenance. Their proximity to other embedded objects within a single work hints at a narrative in which multiple histories have converged into a singular sculptural object.
And the works are not only about stuff, they are stuff.
THE INNER LIVES OF OBECTS
Friday, 1. May 2015 at 6 pm
- May – 13. June 2015
Thursday – Saturday 2 – 6 pm
and by appointment
Text: presstext of Gillmeier Rech, Berlin