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Common Denominator

ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street, between Clinton & Suffolk, 212-254-3697
East Village / Lower East Side
November 13 - December 10, 2008
Reception: Thursday, November 13, 7 - 9 PM
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Participating artists include Peter Edwards, Anton Perich and Tristan Perich

“Common Denominator” is a group show that examines society’s symbiotic relationships with machines. Three artists subversively eschew traditional ways of making art by inventing devices that exemplify duality as medium and process. Their works present a profound use of a machine’s intended use by expanding upon its repetition and predetermined mechanisms. This modus operandi of experimenting and altering linear form, monochromatic color and 1 bit sound provides autonomy that is traceable to discerning compositions.

Between 1977-1978, Anton Perich designed a device that goes beyond its product of highly expressive yet linear paintings in that it perpetually challenges his philosophy as an artist and as a machine. Tristan Perich’s drawings capture the gray area that represents the paradox of systemizing randomness. Peter Edward’s schematics offer a skeletal perspective of resurrected objects. The groupings of two-dimensional works by each artist are accompanied with an audio component to act as a bridge over the void between the executed works and the machine
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