The Serving Library: Philomene Pirecki, Grey Painting
Venue: The Serving Library
Please join us on THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER AT 6:30PM when London-based artist Philomene Pirecki will discuss her work relative to time, memory, transformation, and proximity.
The starting point is an extremely colorful ‘Grey Painting’ of Philomene’s that has inhabited The Serving Library’s collection since 2010. Spend some time with this small canvas and you may realise the painting was its own palette, its vivid primary colors gradually mixing to form its own dirty grey frame. Keep looking, and you may also notice that that ‘frame’ is actually a set of overlaid geometric letters: a G, an R, an E and a Y entwined in more or less impossible ways.
In short, time and transformation are *emphatically* written into the surface of the work.
From there, Philomene will talk us through some subsequent photographic and sculptural work, periodically spiralling in and out of a series of observations on the slippery nature of temporality itself – not least our attempts to grasp, structure, and contain it.
The bar will be open, serving for a modest fee. All welcome.
The Serving Library
c/o Exhibition Research Lab
Liverpool John Moores University
John Lennon Art and Design Building
Liverpool L3 5RD, UK