Re-Surface by Marina Kassianidou

13 Aug 2009 – 5 Sep 2009

Tenderpixel Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Tenderpixel is pleased to present Re-Surface, Marina Kassianidou's first solo exhibition in London. In Re-Surface Kassianidou amplifies the historic traces of the gallery space's past inhabitants, and responds to each surface, referencing patterns and echoing scratches, dirt and stains in the actual gallery space. The placement of the works re-activates elements already existing in the gallery space--galvanizing their historicity as palimpsests are revitalized and elements are reconfigured and reinterpreted. Investigating notions of texture and surface, Marina's installation includes 'pseudo-hidden art,' such as the placement of linoleum pieces on a similar floor--oscillating between being a piece of art or a piece of floor, between presence and absence. Kassianidou is moving away from art that is about other art and towards processes such as aging and weathering that eventually give a surface its character [...] The artist's marks make more evident the traces left on the wall from people's movements through space, such as fingerprints or smudges."

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