Brown Foundation Gallery
Answers to Questions:
John Wood and Paul Harrison
On View: February 5 – April 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 2011 | 7-10PM
John Wood and Paul Harrison, a British collaborative duo, make single-channel videos, multi-part video installations, sculptural objects, and works on paper that elegantly fuse advanced aesthetic research with existential comedy.
ABOUT ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS: JOHN WOOD AND PAUL HARRISON
The artists’ spare, to-the-point works feature the actions of their own bodies, a wide range of static and moving props, or combinations of both to illustrate the triumphs and tribulations of making art and having a life. In their not-always-successful experiments with movement and materials, Wood and Harrison employ exuberant invention, subtle slapstick, and a touch of lighthearted melancholy to reveal the inspiration and perspiration—as well as the occasional hint of desperation—behind all creative acts. Answers to Questions: John Wood and Paul Harrison is the first United States museum survey of work in video by this British artistic team.
Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection, Houston