Getting Better and Worse at The Same Time (solo show) GG Gallery, London April-June 2015
To think about the demise of a work before it is made is an uneasy point to start from.
To acknowledge and knowingly invite entropy into a process, in times when an artworks value is partly defined by its longevity, could be considered foolish or errant. Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time is a show that is designed to grapple with these ideas, in both a personal and philosophical way. The exhibition considers this complex proposition; can works continue to degrade yet still retain their value, their aesthetic and maintain a sense of reason. The works in the show are moving, rubbing, scrapping and most importantly changing - changing in ways that can’t be mathematically defined or logically anticipated. They are works making themselves.
Clare Strand 2015.