Peres Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Canadian artist Brent Wadden for Gallery Weekend 2017. Wadden’s third solo exhibition at the gallery consists of a new series of works which furthers his investigation of color and form.
Working within the vein of assemblage, Wadden’s large-scale works are conceived by piecing together his handwoven weavings, thereby transforming, smaller process-based pieces into larger, hard-edged, geometric abstractions. Wadden culls his used fibers from other weavers, estate sales and the internet, adding an element of unpredictability and improvisation to his compositional process.
Brent Wadden’s work constructs a direct dialogue between weaving and various modes of modernist art making, referencing both the historical and social constructs of craft and modernism. Wadden is not a professionally trained weaver, and his work therefore deals more in the history of painting than in that of textile arts or craft weaving. However, working in contrast to traditional painting methods, Wadden’s compositions are determined only during the final stages of preparation, and the use of light and dark create a stark positive and negative spaces, which optically shift from foreground to background.
Brent Wadden (b. 1979, Nova Scotia, Canada) graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2003 and lives and works in Vancouver and Berlin. Recent shows include the Camden Arts Centre, London; the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Banff Centre for the Arts; the Alberta Art Gallery, Edmonton; Peres Projects, Berlin; Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels; Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York; PACE London. Current exhibitions include the me Collectors Room, Berlin; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver