Friday, November 25, 2016

Nilbar Güreş's "Double-headed Snake" at Rampa Istanbul

ANilbar Güreş Denge / Balance, 2016 (Detay / Detail) 22,5 x 28,5 cm, 8,86 x 12,22 inches (Çerçevesiz / Unframed) Kumaş Üzerine Karışık Teknik / Mixed Media On Fabric Fotoğraf / Photo: Chroma Istanbul
ISTANBUL---Rampa presents Double-headed Snake, a exhibition of works by Nilbar Güreş in Rampa's street level project room from November 25 through December 30, 2016. The walls of the project room are painted in a soft hue and the window to the street draped, partially obscuring the contents of the exhibition. It is at once solitary and public, revealed and concealed—much like the artist's works themselves. The title of the show is suggestive, metaphoric, and too, the name of Güreş' sculpture which rests on a rock within the space. The work is a knit snake, rainbow patterns denoting its two heads. This work, and the others, hold their own subversive and subtle stories, asking the viewer to come close, read clues, and decipher what is being being told. [link]

Nilbar Güreş, Webcam-sex: Transy Lucy, from the series "Black," 2016. Mixed media on fabric, 94 x 118 cm. Photo: Chroma. Courtesy of the artist and Rampa, Istanbul.