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Commonwealth & Council presents new work by Sandy de Lissovoy and David Kelley. This is the second of three successive exhibitions that propose distinct collaborative approaches to shared exhibition theme and design.
From 2010-12, Sandy de Lissovoy and David Kelley collaborated on a series performance films compiled as Survival-Based Camp. Performers rearranged the artist’s collaboratively made folding sculptures as they moved through urban landscapes in New York and Los Angeles. For Commonwealth and Council, the artists have developed two autonomous bodies of work which emerge out of that experience. Shared themes which extend into the new work are the hinge, reproduction, montage, and the body as a measure for design, and movement.
De Lissovoy presents new paper and wood sculptures; their surfaces painted, collaged, scored, and hinged. They belong to the spatial realm he imagines a very young person to occupy and dream in, each structure at varying scales. The paper sections in each are hinged and folded from a single flat surface, altering the plane into fragments of those imagined structures. De Lissovoy’s related shadow boxes collect parts of a concrete reality framing unconscious terrains of space, color, and material.
Kelley presents a photographic archive of interpersonal relationships and travel research drawn from five years of work in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Manaus, Brazil. Kelley’s archive and his three-channel video interfold dance, set-design, scientific archives, sculpture and architectural research to posit a new performative documentary practice that layers the art studio, the ethnographic, and interpersonal on the same associative plane.