JB Jurve is pleased to announce Doot Doot (D.B. Sweeny), a show by the collective Animalfaith. The exhibition will be on view from December 11, 2010 through January 29, 2011.
Animalfaith will present a course of signs and symbols, a semiotic ping-pong match between the collective’s members, Marcus Herse and Michael Rey. On the walls will be assemblage works in plexiglas, wood, metal, synthetic hair, vinyl and tinsel accompanied by three wood sculptures on the floor, and hanging from the ceiling.
Among the pieces in the show are a series of plexiglas paintings titled Negotiations, in which Marcus Herse composes formal conversations using images that resemble ancient architecture and hands. The images of ambiguous hand gestures and expressions and the framing architectonic elements enter a dialog with one another and the materials of the assemblage works.
Opposite these works, OO OO by Michael Rey is a two-part wall sculpture composed of wood, plexiglas, vinyl, synthetic hair, and paint. Using the double as a device to create an apparition of one another, the artist evokes a doppelganger effect to emphasize the difference in each work.
These and the other works in Doot Doot (D.B. Sweeny) revolve around the concept of the unity of dualism. Like the movement of the ping-pong ball in a match, set in motion by the actions and reactions of the players, these works are the outcome of a continuing dialogue between the two artists. The exhibition becomes a field for the exchange of material, form, and image.
Sound Artist Alex Quintanar will join the conversation for the opening with live electronic sounds.