Ceal Floyer: Works on Paper
Curator: Sergio Edelsztein
Comprised of a selection of Ceal Floyer’s works, the show Works on Paper reveals her ongoing interest in this medium as well as in its artistic and prosaic connotations, i.e., the formal qualities and gestures involved in doing something with or on paper. Like most of the other common materials she uses in her works, paper is a cultural “ready made.” As a constituent element of stationery, books and magazines it is regulatory of modern culture, but as a blank page it is a metaphorical and virtual arena of self-expression and social projection. Paper is used indistinctively for both artistic and prosaic purposes – for drawing a masterpiece or wrapping fish. Either way, it involves and requires a gesture that would define, or redefine, its function. And it is precisely this gesture that epitomizes Floyer’s relationship to paper.
The show includes videos and sculptures as well as works done in a previous visit to Tel Aviv dealing with her interest is the palindrome and the reversal of Hebrew reading writing.