September 5, 2008 – October 11, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 8–10 pm
Heads I win, tails you lose, 2003, still from digital video on DVD, 1:00 minute
Triton Gallery, LLC is pleased to present Dual, a solo exhibition by Cyprus-based artist Georgia Della. The show includes videos and paintings that expose and explore the notion of opposing ends, such as being a winner or loser; free or confined. Della presents us with a reality characterized by duality that follows its own rules in a hyper-controlled world. The works toy with the hidden double meanings of games that reveal a power struggle and require the individual to acknowledge the existence of two extremes in any given situation, like two sides of a coin, and determining his/her position at either end. Dual opens September 5 and is on view through October 11, 2008. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 5 from 8–10pm.
Heads I win, tails you lose..., 2003, still from digital video on DVD, 0:00 minutes
Heads I win, tails you loose…, 2003 is a video of a coin that spins endlessly, therefore never revealing a winner or a loser. More important than which side will win is the energy that keeps the coin spinning. It is this energy that prompts the player to stay in the game which makes him/her a winner.
G.O. Game Over, 2003, acrylic on canvas, six parts, 17" x 17" each (42cm x 42cm)
Snake and Ladder, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 40cm x 100cm
Ladder and Snake , 2003, acrylic on canvas, 40cm x 100cm
The outcome has already been determned for us in G.O. – GAME OVER, 2003, a painterly rendition, in six parts, of each side of a resolved Rubik’s cube. The children’s game Snakes and Ladders is reinterpreted in the works Snake and Ladder, 2003 and Ladder and Snake, 2003. Here, the snake represents evil, while the ladder represents good. The artist offers both options as an interpretation, where the snake dominates over the ladder and vice versa.
Self in balance, 2004, still from digital video on DVD, 1:00 minute
Fire...works, 2004, still from digital video on DVD, 1:00 minute
In Self in balance, 2004, the artist appears on both sides of a seesaw, which is unable to balance although the weight on either side is the same. The work comments on the inner struggle of the self and the inability to find self balance. In the video Fire…works, 2004, the moment the flame burns the fingers that support it is isolated, which gains importance through repetition. This process emphasizes the effort in keeping the flame lit, even if this becomes painful.
Georgia Della was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1976. She received her MFA in Fine Art Media from The Slade School of Fine Arts, London, and her B.A in
Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London. She has had solo exhibitions at Alpha Delta Gallery in Athens, Greece, and Archimede Staffolini Gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus. Exhibitions and screenings include the Sadlers Wells Theatre, A Gallery, Macademia at the Bloomsbury Theatre, and The Citizens Gallery in London, the Municipal Arts Centre in Nicosia, and Art Athina in Athens.
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