Lindsay Lawson: The Inner Lives of Objects at Gillmeier Rech

Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Wrangler, 2015 / photo by Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Wrangler, 2015 / photo by Hans-Georg Gaul

ARTIST STATEMENT

A:

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.

E:

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.

A:

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?

E:

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.

A:

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.

E:

And the works are not only about stuff, they are stuff.

A:

That too.

 

Lindsay Lawson

THE INNER LIVES OF OBECTS

Opening reception

Friday, 1. May 2015 at 6 pm

  1. May – 13. June 2015

Thursday – Saturday 2 – 6 pm

and by appointment

 

Text: presstext of Gillmeier Rech, Berlin

Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Mercedes, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Mercedes, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, GT, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, GT, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Garmin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Garmin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Faber, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Faber, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Exhibition view. Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul

 

Lindsay Lawson, Aran, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Aran, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Artificial Silk, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Lindsay Lawson, Artificial Silk, 2015 / photo © Hans-Georg Gaul
Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerländer is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin. With her label peer to space she has been organizing and curating exhibitions in different fields of contemporary art for several institutions and galleries since 2010, e.g. PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés (2015), Dark Sides Of… (2015), Across the Lines (2014), Visual Noise (2014), Money Works Part 2 (2014) or Entering Space (2013). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists for catalogs, magazines or journals, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Carsten Nicolai or Anselm Reyle for the Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. Her website is www.peertospace.eu.

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