Everything falls faster than an anvil9. May - 18. Jun 14 / ended Pace London - Lexington Street
10 - 6 Tuesday to Saturday
Everything falls faster than an anvil
Pace London is delighted to present Everything falls faster than an anvil, a group exhibition that explores the influence of the cartoon on contemporary art. Curated by CHEWDAY’S, the exhibition features work from emerging artists; Catharine Ahearn, Alistair Frost, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Tala Madani, Yoan Mudry, Marlie Mul, Oliver Osborne, Tørbjørn Rødland and Peter Wächtler, in dialogue with established contemporary art figures such as Carl Ostendarp, Philip Guston and John Wesley, as well as Pace artists Yoshitomo Nara, Claes Oldenburg and Paul Thek.
Taken from O’Donnells Laws of Cartoon Motion , the exhibition title describes how, in 'cartoon physics', a falling anvil will always land directly upon a character's head, regardless of the time gap between the body and the anvil's respective drop. Utilizing this suspension of natural law, that the cartoon medium allows, as well as comic tropes of parody, juxtaposition, enlargement of scale, inversion of physical properties and/or the appropriation of cartoon aesthetics/symbolism, these artists operate under the veneer of popular culture to explore private meanings, the unconscious and darker social issues - as well as reflecting, with wit, on the nature of their chosen medium.
CHEWDAY’S was founded in early 2013 by Tobias Czudej. Previous exhibitions include Bryan Dooley: False Grip Demo, Fitzpatrick Leland House, Los Angeles, 2014; Comrades of Time Comrades of Time, Cell Project Space, London, 2013; CHEWDAY’S Bar, Torstraße, Berlin, 2013 and Ivan’s Ecstasy, London, 2013.