The works featured in one bird, two stones by these three artists – Scott Treleaven, Cemrenaz Uyguner, and B. Wurtz – of different generations speak to everyday objects and the way in which they focus on particular sculptural and material sensibilities through their photography. Treleaven’s photo collages are bipartite constructions made from over two decades worth of the artist’s own 35mm snapshots. The strikingly simple gesture of tearing and uniting the disparate halves yields uncanny, filmic collisions; out of the ‘cut-ups’ emerge meditations on photography as a site of transcendental, rather than purely formal, tradition.
Uyguner’s works range from abstract photographs using polaroids, intimate colour fields that measure the ambience around her photographic material and their sites of creation, to images that document intricate found objects, and personal archives sourced from family members. The experimental works use varied papers and hanging mechanisms that highlight their sculptural nature.
The exhibition will also present a range of photographic works by Wurtz that document various coloured bath towels, printed on silk and hung on large wooden dowels throughout the gallery. This larger series, which also includes piles of dirty laundry, were made within the last five years and documents the artist’s interest in capturing poetic moments, gestures, as well as objects within the everyday. The artworks – all Untitled from 2018 – mimic, disorient and enhance these slumped, quotidian objects.