Many of the artists are presenting new works which further investigate the potential of the double, and how such a simple construct can open up a more complex field of possibility both formally and conceptually. From a pair, copy or diptych to studies in repetition, synchronicity and comparison, the double is a structure that forces questions of singularity and difference.
curated by Leigh Robb
Please join us for the opening of Double Object, a group exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, curated by Leigh Robb.
The show was first conceived and staged on 14 June, 2008 at Occasionals, an artist run project space organised by Philomene Pirecki in her studio (http://www.occasionals.co.uk). Leigh Robb invited six London-based artists to respond to the idea of the double object: Bradford Bailey, Vanessa Billy, Jason Dungan, Elizabeth McAlpine, Sam Porritt and Maria Zahle. Also included were works from the 70s by Deiter Roth and Barry Flanagan, as well as more recent pieces by Glenn Ligon and Michel FranÃ§ois.
For the Thomas Dane show, the Occasionals exhibition will be re-staged in one of the gallery spaces. Becoming a double object itself, the show will include new works by the original group of artists. It will also be expanded to include work by Philomene Pirecki and historic pieces by other artists whose use of doubling or pairing is integral to their practice, such as Roni Horn, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bob Law and Richard Hamilton.
This exhibition becomes an expanded site of research. Many of the artists are presenting new works which further investigate the potential of the double, and how such a simple construct can open up a more complex field of possibility both formally and conceptually. From a pair, copy or diptych to studies in repetition, synchronicity and comparison, the double is a structure that forces questions of singularity and difference. This exhibition is an opportunity to think about why it recurs as a pivotal strategy both historically and for artists working today.
Bradford Bailey, Vanessa Billy, Jason Dungan, Barry Flanagan, Michel FranÃ§ois, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Richard Hamilton, Roni Horn, Bob Law, Glenn Ligon, Elizabeth McAlpine, Philomene Pirecki, Sam Porritt, Maria Zahle
Monday, 20 July - 7pm
Limited Edition and Catalogue Launch + Artists' Talk
Location: Thomas Dane Gallery
To coincide with the exhibition, seven artists have each made a limited edition work on paper which will be part of a boxed catalogue set (Bailey, Billy, Dungan, McAlpine, Porritt, Pirecki, Zahle). Alongside the launch, there will be a gallery talk with Leigh Robb and exhibition artists, Bradford Bailey, Jason Dungan, Elizabeth McAlpine, Philomene Pirecki and Sam Porritt who will discuss their works and the show.
Double Object Catalogue and Edition
Edition of 35 + 15AP
Friday, 31 July - 7pm
Double Object at Cafe OTO
Jason Dungan and Sam Porritt have collaborated with musicians and artists to create a series of musical performances responding to the concept of doubling.
18 - 22 Ashwin street
Dalston E8 3DL
There will also be two film screenings during the exhibition - The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991) and Body Double (Brian de Palma, 1984). Dates and locations to be announced.
Opening Reception Thursday, 9 July, 6-8pm
11 Duke Street St James's - London