wait, it doesn’t repeat brings together Conor Thompson and Yelena Zhelezov, two artists whose approach to making combines instruction, delineation, and recontextualization of the artwork as an acting/active object. The gallery becomes a set and each viewer is invited to join the performance.
Thompson presents his investigations into painting with the logic of playful constraint. For this exhibition, he used three methodologies: collaboration, grid, and repetition, producing collaborative paintings in accordance to a score, exploring the structure of the grid in relation to color, and recreating an atavistic character – a ship with eyes – multiple times.
Zhelezov considers material and temporal limitations with sculptures that reference the domestic and the body; the works are made with salt dough (flour, salt, LA river water) and vintage Belarusian thread. The seemingly edible objects are stitched onto three oversized canvases; the remaining, on the floor, break into smaller particles over the course of the exhibition.