29.09 - 10.11.2012
Laura Aldridge, James Clarkson, Nick Evans, Mick Peter, Owen Piper, Zoe Williams’Curators: Camille Le Houezec & Jocelyn Villemont.
The lifestyle of an artwork is often unpredictable. It can be exuberant or modest, changing according to moods, different lighting and modes of displays. For Easy Living, the artworks lay down their hats and set up home at Less Is More Projects. They settle in, deciding to sleep in the living room testing the limits of what we can endure in everyday life. Tenacious, decorative and voluminous, these pieces won’t stay discreet or apart. We have always considered less is More Projects as a living space before all else, if this space is still atypical in the Parisian, artistic landscape. All the artists in Easy Living have already taken part in numerous flat exhibitions on the other side of the Channel.
This exhibition; thought up as a portrait of the landlords; is an intrusion into the domestic space which plays with the highly decorative aspect of the initial fixtures and fittings, various collections and possessions. Easy Living accommodates itself on the walls and furniture, covering them with multiple layers of artworks. Nick Evans’s geometric wallpaper and the Versace/Pompei inspired hand screen printed frieze by Zoe Williams, compose an ideal landscape for the the other pieces covering them. Owen Piper’s playful paintings, a domesticated cat by Laura Aldridge both naturally found their spots. The explicit reference to Modern Art by James Clarckson echoes Mick Peter concrete sculpture erected in the middle of the living room forcing the inhabitants to change their habits.
All that remains to ask is how the relationships and negotiations between the two occupants and their new - flat mates’ will pan out in this half gallery, half collector’s apartment space.
Camille Le Houezec & Jocelyn Villemont