RODEO London

February 19 – April 2, 2022

*standstill

Leidy Churchman, David Douard, Haris Epaminonda, Tamara Henderson, Ian Law, Liliane Lijn, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ulrike Müller, Shahryar Nashat, Christodoulos Panayiotou, James Richards

*standstill

is where we pause - like at a stop.

A transitory moment like in a dream;

when we open the fridge in the middle of the night and can’t recall if it actually happened the next day, what we saw, or consumed.

*is an echo from the Mediterranean port. Here all motion has temporarily ceased.

Actions implied have all been frozen and one is encountered with a spectrum of works, fleshy and undeviating.

Displaying works that represent bodies is (also) a very old rite.

A self-reflecting act, when these works do not scream and when their meaning is not apparent.

Two hands reaching out, transforming from tree trunk to her.

Layers on top of layers of skin. Some bodies are there in the flesh, made of paper, bronze, glass and polymer. An eternal smile.

A container that fulfils the frame, juxtaposed with a formal dichotomy.

Pieces of furniture waiting to be occupied, doors to be opened, lamps to be lit.

When objects get animated and their spirits take over, define the way a space will be felt, used and performed.

A pair of cranes.

As nature awaits to take over and define our emotions, change the light and fill the air with warm, we wait; which is unquestionably an action.

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Haris Epaminonda, Untitled #05 g/h, detail, horizontal platform with black glass sheet and white metal base (110 x 210 x 29.6 cm), silk pillow with tassels on white metal floor stand (67 x 108 x 20 cm), metal white table on b/w lacquered wood base (39.8 x 36 x 25 cm), Japanese Bonsai bronze tree with semi-precious stones (17 x 17 x 12 cm), two glass Chinese cranes (11.5 x 8 x 8 cm / 15.5 x 6.5 x 7 cm), Japanese Kimono on black metal floor stand, 266 x 162 cm, 2018

Haris Epaminonda, Untitled #05 g/h, detail, horizontal platform with black glass sheet and white metal base (110 x 210 x 29.6 cm), silk pillow with tassels on white metal floor stand (67 x 108 x 20 cm), metal white table on b/w lacquered wood base (39.8 x 36 x 25 cm), Japanese Bonsai bronze tree with semi-precious stones (17 x 17 x 12 cm), two glass Chinese cranes (11.5 x 8 x 8 cm / 15.5 x 6.5 x 7 cm), Japanese Kimono on black metal floor stand, 266 x 162 cm, 2018

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Ulrike Müller, Sequitur, vitreous enamel on steel, 39.4 x 30.5 cm, 2020

Ulrike Müller, Sequitur, vitreous enamel on steel, 39.4 x 30.5 cm, 2020

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Liliane Lijn, She Me Skin of the Tree, Ayres Rock Gum tree bark cast artist’s arm and hand, patinated bronze, cast glass, 27 x 63.5 x 16.5 cm, 1999

Liliane Lijn, She Me Skin of the Tree, Ayres Rock Gum tree bark cast artist’s arm and hand, patinated bronze, cast glass, 27 x 63.5 x 16.5 cm, 1999

Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Mellow smile, wax cast in bronze, 10 x 2 x 2 cm, 2021

Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Mellow smile, wax cast in bronze, 10 x 2 x 2 cm, 2021

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

James Richards, Rushes Minotaur 4, inkjet prints on dibond aluminium, 51 x 39 x 4 cm (framed), 2017

James Richards, Rushes Minotaur 4, inkjet prints on dibond aluminium, 51 x 39 x 4 cm (framed), 2017

Christodoulos Panayiotou, Untitled, lamp, Carrara and Wenge marble base (45 x 18 x 18 cm), Linetta fabric shade (34 x 34.4 x 34.4 cm), light fitting, 2021

Christodoulos Panayiotou, Untitled, lamp, Carrara and Wenge marble base (45 x 18 x 18 cm), Linetta fabric shade (34 x 34.4 x 34.4 cm), light fitting, 2021

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

David Douard, Untitled, aluminium, approx. 13 x 15 x 18 cm, 2017

David Douard, Untitled, aluminium, approx. 13 x 15 x 18 cm, 2017

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Leidy Churchman, Chair in The House (Magical Laundry #2), monotype, 82 x 63.4 cm (framed), 2019

Leidy Churchman, Chair in The House (Magical Laundry #2), monotype, 82 x 63.4 cm (framed), 2019

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022

Installation view, *standstill, Rodeo, London, 2022