Opening night: 6–8pm Wednesday 5th July.
Exhibition continues: Thursday 6th July–Saturday 15th July
Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Tanad Aaron—We'll See You Now, the fourth exhibition of our 2023 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.
The loading screen feels anxious like a waiting room, a threshold, for something just about to happen or appear, the feeling of a doctors waiting room, or the bus terminal or the lift doors, a sense of inbuilt anticipation reaching outside of body or physical space - a loading room for the abstracted thing(ing).
We’ll See You Now is the result of the cumulative research practice of Tanad Aaron, working within muddy approaches to furniture, space and object making. Sitting, waiting for a future to arrive in the form of a use or a user or just something moving.
Tanad Aaron's solo practice is a form of research-driven and object-making versus installation-based work. Over the past two years, he has begun to develop a critical process for teasing out both notions of permanence and semi-permanence within his work. Using texts and writing that form the bulk of the research and often find their way into the finished work, his practice also heavily focuses on materials research and studio-based testing and probing.
Taking issue with today’s paradigm of cycle implied in excess, waste and recycling in a notional sense, his work undermines exhibition makings’ transience by creating texts, wall works and sculptures made of permanent elements alongside or within fleeting architectural interventions.
Permanence here is represented as presence vs. time, where objects are created to last and therefore specifically question material associated with their durability e.g. plastic, lead or oil paint. The installation becomes the counterpoint that presents itself as the ‘acting of an environment’ through its constituent parts and is shown to be the agency of a semi-permanent space soon to be changed and reconfigured thereafter acting on objects and visitors.
Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 8 x 3-week exhibitions taking place from March-November 2023. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.
Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council
Image description: A digital drawing of a chair with a green speechbubble coming out of it, below the text reading "we'll see you now" in cursive.
Audio description: soundbite.speechify