Dasha Shleyeva & Gabe Flores Manyoufactory part of the group show Synthesis: Our Hands are Tied, presented by RECESS.
Dasha Shleyeva and Gabe Flores are responding to the industrial workspace of the initial project between Shawn Patrick Higgins and Jason King and the intimacy of Higgins’ and Shleyeva’s Heart Hive. Together, Shleyeva and Flores created a semi-industrial architectural space based on interviews they conducted on each other. Each tempered glass panel, reminiscent of a microscopic slide, reveals a different level of the human process in regards to their art process. The surrounding painted shadows are reflective of the temporal time-based nature of understanding and nods to the impossibility of ever isolating the variable enough to speak in a truly knowing voice, even if it’s one’s own.
Exhibition Description Place is hosting SYNTHESIS: Our Hands are Tied, the final installment of the Synthesis Series a Recess production. The third and final project in this collaborative round robin have the twelve artists again switching partners. With two previous shows, Thesis and Antithesis behind them, the twelve original artists are looking to finish what others had started along with four new artist.
In an attempt to eschew the didactic constraints of contemporary art as practiced today, The Synthesis Series functions under a new curatorial and production-based paradigm. Twelve artists, selected for their divergent backgrounds and capacity for collaboration, have been randomly paired into groups of two. As the groups have been tossed around, the new pairings have responded to the projects previously created. This unfolding, evolving process enables the attendants to witness works as they develop over time, and with the alternative perspective that new voices have brought to the table.
This formula seeks to produce a substantial dialogue between artist, curator, and art audience.RECESS invites you to participate in an ongoing, cross-collaborative series of exhibitions that inject a dialectical approach straight into the veins of the contemporary arts — from the level of production to the display, and all those spaces and traces in between.