EXHIBITIONS / MANYA GINORI
23.04.2009 to 16.05.2009
For her exhibition at Peloton, Manya Ginori presents CIN modular block painting (2009) alongside a selection of small-scale colourful panel paintings. Consisting of a number of repeated wooden cube elements installed in a sequence under a particular system that Ginori has developed around pigment numbers of paint (a system that also generates the accompanying panel works), the embedded and connected characteristics of the works and their process become apparent when seen together.
Working with a rigorously minimal visual vocabulary of geometric abstraction using seemingly simple, modular and repetitive forms, the works project a quietness and subtlety where complexities of colour are then drawn out. The structural simplicity and serialism of form enables sensitivity to the perceptual experience of colour relationships to occur. Reflected colour, coloured light, after-images and the inherent colours of the work and its site begin to be noticed to a great extent, at times becoming so strong as to seemingly dematerialise its more solid forms.
In CIN modular block painting (2009), there is an ambiguity and visual shift at play, where the reflected colour diffuses and is not bound to a hard-edged position, even though the colour may in fact be applied in such a manner. The work's underlying system and physical forms can be seen to be very precise, angular, geometric or even rigid, but its colour has not been held into such conditions and in fact in some way transcends them. The diffusive nature of the reflected colour light escapes the rigour of the angle or edge and indeed the system.
Colour is material, an imprecise material. Colour and importantly colours in combination are unpredictable, unstable and in continual state of becoming. Here however, colour acts gradually and increasingly on the viewer. The instability and unpredictability of colour gives surprise and reward after some sustained engagement with the work. Colours and their fluctuating relationships begin to be noticed more acutely and perception is heightened. Ginori's exhibition at Peloton attempts to investigate the flux that occurs in the situating of colours together, a changing presence and absence of actual and virtual colour and form. Ultimately, what the work is concerned with is the act of looking.
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