Caitlin Aasen (St. Louis) and Vusal Rahim (Baku, Azerbaijan)
May 22- July 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 6pm-8pm
Duet is pleased to announce the exhibition of Caitlin Aasen & Vusal Rahim on view from May 22 to July 17, 2015.
In Rahim’s work on paper a balance is struck between control and energy, order and dynamism. In Asian calligraphy the brush becomes an extension of the artist’s arm or indeed his whole body and Rahim has made sculptures on a small scale that actually turn the body into an extension of brushes and other machine parts. This artist’s work not only suggests the movement of the artist’s hand but also dangerous inner qualities. The works on paper and the playful sculptures push and pull between formal elegance and anarchic wit.
In the center of Aasen’s faded iridescence, a sort of receding recollection of space and color, the works are a blotter, something between a crushed orchid or a trampled monarch butterfly, there is an absence, if anything is present at all, it is a mute apparition staring back across the room. The paper and canvas veiled in stained rivulets, washed out residue of color appear delivering a sense of an introspective world trembling and stilled on the verge of disintegration