Explore time, memory and the principles of organising space as a field of investigation in this international exhibition. Location/Dislocation. Between Remembering and Forgetting includes the work of six unique artists.
Here, space relates not only to geographic size, but also includes psychological, cultural and social contexts.
Finding themselves in perpetual motion, people form their relationships and determine their trajectory of movement with close attention to the spatial conditions.
But the perception of space in varies according to the place from which it is viewed.
Experience, social and cultural context, perspective and countless other factors all play a role.
Memory shapes space. With a the help of memory, what you have just seen overlaps with what you saw the moment before creating a depth to the visible.
This complexity of visual language is reflected in the range of exhibiting artists.
They are working in a variety of media – from drawing and painting, to photography, sculpture and site-specific installation.
Movement and context are also woven into Location/Dislocation‘s curation as it presents artists from Finland, the UK, USA and Latvia.
Jonny Briggs (London, UK) examines photography as a medium and explores its capacity to convey different frameworks of time and space.
The question of what is real or not, what is a truth and what is a lie, has been deliberated within the spaces of the Jersey Police Headquarters and within photography itself.
Sigita Daugule’s (Riga, Latvia) imagery refers to the urban environment.
Her paintings reveal new qualities of the inner space of painting evocatively contradicting the initial motives for creating that could have been found on the streets.
Daugule’s work conveys something deeply personal and fragile, challenging this imagery that derives from a public space.
Vineta Kaulača (Riga, Latvia) examines the relationship between the transient and the perpetual through the language of painting, choosing situations that bring to a halt or, on the contrary, accelerate movement.
Her investigation applies to both time and space.
While these dimensions are themselves invisible, they can be determined by the perception of movement.
Kaisu Koivisto (Helsinki, Finland) creates at the intersection of historical, personal and poetic elements associated with various kinds of environments.
Koivisto uses travel to the areas left behind by the Soviet army in the Baltic countries, Belarus and the former East Germany as one of the strategies for creating her work.
Katie Pratt’s (London, UK) abstract paintings can be perceived as a site of thinking and making as well containing traces of journeys made during the painting process.
They progress in complexity and challenge the limits of visual language.
Pratt’s paintings convey interactions between different systems by imposing a rationale on uncontrolled paint application.
Karlis Rekevics (New York, USA) transforms urban architectural structures into spatial sculptural objects and large-scale charcoal drawings.
He engages in a dialogue with the built environment.
Here he creates site-specific work during the residency at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center.
The work will be consistent with his practice, creating site-specific architecturally-sensitive forms using the local man-made environment as the starting point.
Location/Dislocation. Between Remembering and Forgetting is curated by Vineta Kaulača.
It is on at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre until September 8.
Spectrum Photographic produced C-Type Matt prints for Jonny Briggs.
Main image: Spotlight Series 1 – Jersey Police HQ CSI Store, Highly Pixilated circular photograph hung and re-photographed in the same location, on lower pixilation, 2017 © Jonny Briggs