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Lise Bouissiere & Rebecca Hardaker: 'GARAGES / GARDENS' at The Koppel Project Exchange

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Time 10:00
Date 05/08/21
Price Free

GARAGES / GARDENS telescopes two Counterspaces*, two real places that host imaginary, two physical locations of the utopia.

From the archive: Interview with Lise Bouissiere (Run-Riot Guest Editor, 2019).

The Garage, in essence, a utilitarian environment, echoing heavy materiality and rawness, but also offering a haven for storing lives, memories, and journeys. The garage space has facilitated creativity in music, visual arts, and crafts.

The Garden, a constant source of inspiration for artists, offering a manicured and landscaped environment, but left to its own devices growing into a wilderness of untamed and colourful wildlife. Consequently, harbouring a world, unknown, unseen and allowing for mystery and magic.

Both Rebecca and Lise navigate between these two universes. Rebecca through spontaneous and rhythmic mark-making creates still life scenes and abstract ‘inner landscapes’. Lise visualises the ephemeral personality of snow, fallen leaves and spring flowers; applying these scenes to found and raw construction materials, she contrasts her delicate touch and application.

This show explores the balance and power of dualism. It will somehow reflect London and its thrilling succession of building sites and massive gardens.

*Michel Foucault

lisebouissiere.com | rebeccahardaker.com

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