MIA GOYETTE. The blues, you lose

29 Nov 2013 – 15 Jan 2014

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London, United Kingdom


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MIA GOYETTE. The blues, you lose


Mia Goyette's, first solo exhibition in London, will present a new body of sculptural works. Goyette employs a wealth of materials, from fake flowers, electrical wires to resin casts of consumer goods; she couples production with anti-production to expose an alternative physical world. For her installation at Vitrine, technological, natural and domestic worlds sit together: taken as a whole, they suggest the passage of time and display the remains of a potential future. The blues, you lose traces a physical relationship to these objects: a puddle of dirty water, discarded window boxes, detritus. It envisions a plausible world composed of a hybrid landscape of many segments and modes of display - the earnest replication of familiar objects becomes a record of its own failure. In her 2012 installation Antifreeze (Fortified Flower Vases), Goyette recreates a quotidian display of leftover drinks; in the artist's words: Clear bottles are scattered around the room, plastic or glass, a record of what I've had to drink over the past month: Club Matà ª, mineral water, 1 bottle of gin, 1 bottle of whiskey, Evian 0,5L, more mineral water, Coke Zero. Each bottle filled with fluorescent water and a white flower becomes a casual, aesthetic arrangement where the repurposed remains of human consumption act as a cipher for our own fading youth. In her latest works Goyette continues to engage with the materiality of language, production processes and the transmutation of structures, liquids, nature and artifice; which sees the artist navigating the allusive space between bodies and objects. Curated by Katherine Gardner.

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