GRETCHEN VAN DER BYL
Today is the Yesterday of Tomorrow
19 April - 19 May April 2012
This body of work engages with those spatial questions that we find ourselves compelled to answer every day as we move through the world. More specifically, it is concerned with dimensionality and the attempt to reduce or collapse those dimensions, in other words, to describe a spatial entity in terms of a single value; and in this case, through the loop. The pieces in this exhibition are presented less as a collection of discrete objects than as a series of ongoing experiments, taking its cue from those particular geometries and spatial and linguistic devices that fold back on themselves in loops of self-reference.
What happens when that which is being described and that which is doing the describing, unexpectedly turns out to be the same thing?