A solo exhibition at White Couch Gallery. For more information on openings, events, and appointments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: September 29–October 14, 2018Hours: By appointment Sat-Mon, 12-6
White Couch is pleased to present Christina Graham’s solo exhibition DUPLEX.
Recently, Graham characterized the duplex as "a specific space that never really existed, a learned duplicity, a feeling or emotion that proliferates… a symmetry split down the middle into two suspiciously convenient halves." This dualistic description has an etymological justification: the English word “duplex” has the latin roots “duo” (meaning “two”) and “plicare” (a verb meaning “to fold”). Thus, “duplex” conjures a semantic memory of the “two fold.”
In DUPLEX, the minimalism of Graham’s first solo show at Brethren Gallery has transformed from a reflection on a Ridgewood space to a conceptual question concerning the nature of the counterpart image and the assumed binary. The work becomes duplex through doubling the viewer’s perceptual recognition of objects, things, and themselves. Graham's interest in the tropes of post-war American painting peek out in DUPLEX, as she reveals a passionate, free-associative inquiry into the possibility and mythology of perception. Relationships loom in the bittersweet background of Christina’s paintings and installations. Mirrors never quite touching––never truthfully reflecting––she presents fractured wholes that reflect the complexities of a life. These quiet, intimate, powerful juxtapositions challenge the boundaries of assumptions, both imposed and self-generated. She seeks to unfold these compound life-and-love-poems in her newest works.