Distorted Duets

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Taste Contemporary is proud to present Distorted Duets, a group exhibition that showcases the work of five
contemporary photographers alongside sculptural works in clay and glass by Taste Contemporary gallery
artists. The exhibition takes place at La Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland from 7th to 17th October 2021
Since its establishment in 2012, Taste Contemporary has championed ceramic and glass art; recognising and
showcasing the work of both established and emerging international artists. It now wishes to explore a
dialogue between this work and five established photographers, in an exhibition, presented at the industrial
setting of Fonderie Kugler, that introduces audiences familiar with each genre to the possibilities that exist
within the other.

In pairing the work of photographer Kim Boske with ceramic artist Marit Tingleff, we see the painterly qualities
that exist in both; the layering of colour and texture to create intensely expressive images. This contrasts with
the playfulness of artist Ruth van Beek’s work that originates from her archive of photographic images, which
she re-arranges by folding, cutting or adding pieces of painted paper.

These are shown alongside a new series
of objects by Richard Meitner. In manipulating fibre glass and combining it with other materials, Meitner also
looks to surprise, and challenge the viewer, encouraging them to question what he or she is viewing. Isabelle
Wenzel’s photographs have an almost surrealist quality, suggesting curious and unexpected sculptural forms
that emerge from the human body. In Gijs Assmann’s quirky sculptural objects, we also see traces of the
human form as well as domestic objects, presented in unexpected ways. The painterly quality of Elspeth
Diederix’s photographs are reminiscent of Dutch still life paintings. In this exhibition she presents otherworldly
underwater seascapes that are powerfully evocative. Virginia Leonard, on the other hand, explores themes of
pain and trauma within her works however, the results are equally evocative, as clay is layered and stacked to
create visceral ceramic sculptures.

The final pairing sees the surrealist qualities of Paul Kooiker’s photographs
alongside new works by Anne Marie Laureys, whose ceramic sculptures are renowned for their sense of
excitement, spontaneity and tactility.
Distorted Duets can be seen at Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland from 7th to 17th October 2021.

Source Credit:  Content and images from Wall Street International Magazine by Wall Street International.  Read the original article - https://wsimag.com/art/67228-distorted-duets