Durden & Ray Presents: Vertigo
Vertigo presents a mix of artists with radically disparate interests. Moving between different forms of pictorial iconography this survey seeks to expand the proper confines of what a group show is ‘about’. Oblique references, fluid relationships between connections and overlapping moments or 'sets' of layered meaning encourage active cross pollination of ideas and intersecting areas of mutual intent. Mixing interests about abstraction, myth, comics, music, reportage and history into a single venue provides a fleeting snapshot of our understanding of the contemporary moment.
This heady mix of established and emerging artists presents us with a wide view of what is going on in the world of art production today. As such, this exhibition is aimed at privileging multiple and incongruous readings of the possible connections between works while highlighting transitory moments of 'stable' meaning that issue from the play of intertextual and interpictorial allusions.
Join us on the twelfth floor of the L.A. Mart, way above the daily race of confusion and dizziness, in order to contemplate our inability to grasp the ‘real’ in a culture or radical re-mediation.