Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon at P420 Arte Contemporanea

Rodrigo Hernández, Conflict over coherence, 2015

Artists: Rodrigo Hernández, Clare Grill, Kate Newby

Exhibition title: Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon

Curated by: Chris Sharp

Venue: P420 Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

Date: June 4 – September 19, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and P420, Bologna

The exhibition Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, opens Thursday, June 4th from 6pm to 8pm. Curated by Chris Sharp, this group exhibition features artists of different backgrounds, nationalities and mediums. If they are united by anything, it is a penchant for the so-called natural and a certain ambient quality. Prioritizing thoughtfulness over thought, the work presented here is more interested in the cre- ation of mood than the transmission of ideas.

The Mexican, Basel-based artist, Rodrigo Hernández’s work, which is executed with a typically disarming simplicity, appeals to the sensuous, handmade character of objects while inquiring into the nature of the most fundamental media, such as sculp- ture and drawing, and the distinctions that supposedly separate and define them. The carefully crafted, multilayered paintings of the US-born, New York-based painter Clare Grill possess an atmospheric and muted character, variously reminiscent of tex- tiles or shimmering surfaces. Finally the sculptures of the New Zealand, New York-based artist Kate Newby, fashioned out of everything from ceramic to textiles, generally engage the ar- chitectural aspects of a given space, subtly renegotiating it into something more meditative than functional.

Together they form the mood at the heart of Where the trees line the water that falls asleep, which comes from a poem by Pierre Reverdy, Afternoon, and which could be just the title, but also the press release of this exhibition.

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 01

Rodrigo Hernández, Conflict over coherence, 2015

Rodrigo Hernández, Conflict over coherence, 2015

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 00

Kate Newby, It is better to be brutal than indifferent, 2015

Kate Newby, It is better to be brutal than indifferent, 2015

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 02

Rodrigo Hernández, Untitled, 2014

Rodrigo Hernández, Untitled, 2014

Clare Grill, Bee, 2015 2

Clare Grill, Bee, 2015

Clare Grill, Bee, 2015

Clare Grill, Bee, 2015 (detail)

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 03

Kate Newby, They sound like each other, 2015 2

Kate Newby, They sound like each other, 2015

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 06

Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, 2014 1

Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, 2014

Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, 2014 2

Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, 2014 (detail)

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 09

Clare Grill, Flay, 2015 2

Clare Grill, Flay, 2015

Clare Grill, Flay, 2015 1

Clare Grill, Flay, 2015 (detail)

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 10

Kate Newby, Best possible time ever, 2014

Kate Newby, Best possible time ever, 2014

Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, 2014

Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, 2014

Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, Courtesy P420, Bologna, 12

Rodrigo Hernández, Pedazo de pueblo, 2015

Rodrigo Hernández, Pedazo de pueblo, 2015

Rodrigo Hernández, Practice of relaxation, 2015

Rodrigo Hernández, Practice of relaxation, 2015

Clare Grill, Clam, 2015 1

Clare Grill, Clam, 2015

Clare Grill, Clam, 2015 2

Clare Grill, Clam, 2015 (detail)

Clare Grill, Palmy 2

Clare Grill, Palmy, 2015

Clare Grill, Palmy, 2015 1

Clare Grill, Palmy, 2015 (detail)

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