C24 Gallery is pleased to present Kaleidoscope, a group exhibition curated by C24 Gallery Executive Director, Kristen Lynn Johnston. The gallery’s fourth exhibition includes the work of four international artists: Shannon Finley (CA), Grazia Toderi (IT), Canan Tolon (TR), and Rob Voerman (NL). The exhibition will be on view through April 21, 2012. There will be an opening reception on March 10, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Kaleidoscope incorporates a range of media, from abstract paintings to large-scale installations, by artists whose work is characterized by the common thread of consistent changes in the capacities of human perception. Shannon Finley supplies the geometric tropes for Kaleidoscope as he explores light, depth, and form with maturity. Although his paintings are seemingly abstract, Finley takes a referential approach to his medium. Grazia Toderi has created a new two-channel video installation and a series of drawings for Kaleidoscope. The projection is similar to a kaleidoscopic instrument—the two projections turn round in opposite directions, one on the right and one on the left, appearing similar but always different. The video draws from a collection of aerial views of different cities, inventing a new cartography at once nostalgic and alien, and presenting an impossible point of view. Canan Tolon’s work portrays architectural spaces in conflict, manipulating reality with refraction to manifest illusion. Her work reveals a vision of a problematic world often overlooked. Rob Voerman’s art depicts fictive communities that construct a simultaneous vision of utopia, destruction, and beauty. While fleeing from and reflecting on a rapidly changing society, the artist attempts to create his own world without posing any moral judgment. Voerman will produce a large site-specific work in the atrium space at C24 Gallery. In Kaleidoscope, Finley, Toderi, Tolon, and Voerman traverse the visible landscape and expand our perception.