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Cornelia Parker    Jan 17 - Mar 2, 2013

Poison & Antidote Drawing
Cornelia Parker
Poison & Antidote Drawing, 2012
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Cornelia Parker
January 17th until March the 2nd

Galeria Carles Taché is pleased to present the third exhibition of the British artist Cornelia Parker in the gallery space. The show hosts various formats, from small ones to installation, undoubtedly one of her most common means of expression.

Born in Cheshire in 1956, Cornelia Parker has always projected an especially attentive look about various phenomena of reality. Her curious and exploring attitude has made her venture into certain aspects of the everyday, turning them into something extraordinary and wonderfully poetic. In Poison and Antidote Drawing (2012) the artist creates a series of drawings with rattlesnake venom combined with black ink and its respective antidote mixed with white ink, to what she says, the drawings have in theory the ability to kill and save your life at the same time.

The act of transformation (by crushing, exploding, casting, shooting, etc.) is certainly one of the processes of most interest to the artist. In the installation Endless Column IV (2012) we can observe 14 pieces of silver plate flattened by ton press. Away from its original form, reminiscent of the lightness and the ability of things to release their initial sense and acquire new meanings. In Pavement Cracks (City of London) (2012-2013) Parker captures London pavement joints (pouring liquid cold cure rubber into some of the cracks, then pulling it out and making a bronze) thus lifting someway up the historical geography of the city.

Parker displays her very personal narrative in an exhibition of works that trace, reveal, reinvent and subvert the reality of things, which through the eyes of the artist presents itself with countless nuances previously overlooked.

The gallery published a catalogue expressly for the artist´s exhibition in 2004 with a text by Xavier Antich as well as a book with a text by Jorge Wagensberg and an interview between the artist and Ina Cole following her exhibition in 2008. Both are available in the gallery.

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