Grey Noise is pleased to present Sand, featuring works from Daniel Gustav Cramer and Joana Escoval.
Sand is an exhibition featuring a group of selected works carrying autonomous languages yet reflecting the dialogue between the artists’ practices. The works showcased at the gallery are particular in their materiality, their conceptual discreteness and narrative dimension. Two motives occur throughout the exhibition. The properties of the works shown embody a sense of liquidity, a movement directed by gravity. At the same time there is the omnipresent yet faint motive of the mirror. The materials reflect their surroundings, other works literally mirror each other and despite the abstraction of what is present, all works involve the self of the viewer.
The artists declare, that the title itself, Sand, is the first work of the show. It exists only as a word made of four letters, setting a context and mood, it creates a first image, sets a scene. Sand is shaped by its environment, by wind and gravity, matter ground into minute particles. It also is the place where Fata Morganas might occur, mirroring and distorting absent objects.
Cramer and Escoval's fieldwork and slowly crafted works gather and enable transformation, conduction and participation of subjects and substances in the visual world. The physical links between photography, text and sculpture generate new readings may it be through dichotomy, extension, integration or complementarity.