Solo exhibition by London-based artist Gabor Gyory
Twelve Around One is pleased to present 'Herzfeld / Heartfield', the second solo exhibition by London based artist Gabor Gyory. The exhibition comprises a series of paintings as well as sculptural assemblages.
The works are largely, in their components, a collection of motifs and signs denoting or accompanying our transient occupation of space. Their forms are largely unacknowledged, overlooked by the manoeuvres they signal.
The sculptural works take the form of plinth-like structures, which contain and cradle forms which are variously derived from the shape in parking meters of the opening from which tickets are issued, to the graphics of substitutions which flash up on a TV screen to denote a player on and player off.
This ephemera, which accompanies our manoeuvres within everyday life, are set against a series of paintings of 19th Century photographs, in which the sitter's are often to be found in close proximity to a vacant, classical plinth. The move from the unique portrait to the multiple carried echoes of a cultural language from a century earlier. For commercial photography in the 19th century, the collective social aspiration of a time was manifest in the communal, shared nature of a prop, whose singular value was derived from it's unique association with each sitter.