LENKA CLAYTON: UNDER THESE CONDITIONSUpcoming
CODEC GALLERY: JAN 25 – MAY 11, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: JAN 25
Lenka Clayton’s work breaks down and reconstructs everyday situations and commonplace objects. In doing so, she helps us to reimagine our understanding of things we encounter and interact with on a daily basis.
For Driving Home, she uses a typewriter, and it’s left to right movement to draw her way home. Hyphens, carats, and backslashes become roads, trees, and houses that pass by while looking out of the window, making the mundane whimsical in the process.
The series, The Distance I Can Be From My Son, tests the comfort level of both mother and child while measuring the distance between them. At what point does the child feel the urge to return to the mother and when does the mother run after the child? When are you both okay with letting go? Clayton’s simple experiment illustrates a familiar theme in the relationship between a mother and her child.