Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles
Chimento Contemporary is pleased to present the third iteration of artist Sandeep Mukherjee’s project Mutual Reentanglement 2.
Statement from the artist:
“Mutual Entanglements” is large-scale site-sensitive work which comprises of ten modular panels, each seven feet tall and five feet wide. The panels are conceived in relation to a standing human figure. The works are made on Duralene, which is a polymer film that simulates the slick, luminous surface of celluloid. Layers of acrylic paint are applied repeatedly using diverse prosthetics ranging from brushes, concrete brooms, rollers and spray bottles. The paint is applied with physical and rhythmic gestures of the hands as the body bends, crawls and slides over the surface indexing an array of visual textures and movements. Sometimes household cleaning products are also used as a means to rupture the surface, or remove bits of information and reveal differences in underlying structure. Painting becomes a chemistry set. Improvisation is key to the process which actively spatializes and temporalizes the body through its movements, activities and gestures. Each successive gesture of paint marks a difference in the image and it is these incremental differences which appear as time in the image. My intention was to pack these images with time so that the works bristled with its texture.
For the first iteration “Mutual Entanglements” the space was built around the exact dimensions of the piece so that the entire fifty feet folded at the center, forming two symmetrical twenty-five-foot segments. The piece’s placement in the gallery spoke to its inherent elasticity. No pattern was repeated or continued from panel to panel, and despite each panel’s individuality within the piece, each existed with an inevitability that tied the work to the space in a closed universe.
For the second iteration “Mutual Reentanglement” the panels were installed around a large doorway, 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The inside of the doorway and door were painted a dark color similar to the ones in the panel. The result was a sculptural slice of the architecture through which the viewers moved so that the shifting image became an embodied experience.
VOLTA NY 2017 will be the third iteration “Mutual Reentanglement 2”, all ten 5 x 7 foot panels will be used and re-configured to fit the space.