2Here: Gardner + O'Banion
In the Book Room
September 1 - September 29, 2012
Artist reception: Tuesday, September 4 from 6 until 8pm
2 Here: Gardner+O’Banion focuses on elaborately playful bookworks by the artists which are both uniques and multiples. This exhibition of collaborative and individual projects also includes evocative paintings, energetic constructions, along with interactive amusements for the visitor, all made with an ear to the narrative contained within.
Casey and Nance started their current collaboration over a year ago. It began with a game made from a set of words they found provocative which when randomly selected from an envelope became the artists’ departure points for making art.
At the heart of the show is the debut of their letterpressed bookwork, HereSay featuring volvelles, non-linear reading, cartography & randomography. The book is about how we speak, how we hear, and how we locate ourselves along the dimensions of truth and lie.