ᗡOUBLEHEADED: Andrew Bearnot & Joshua Kent
With Amelia de Rudder in the Milwaukee Ave. Window GalleryOpening Friday, May 17th 6–9pm
Andrew Bearnot and Joshua Kent are artists who are lovers
Joshua Kent and Andrew Bearnot are lovers who are artists.
Though both work independently, for ᗡOUBLEHEADED they attempt the cohesion of a single exhibition which thematizes twoness and the murky zones between defined states.
How does the double-headed creature share a heart? Or an apartment?
Or, “You had the car keys last–check your pants pocket.”
For ᗡOUBLEHEADED, Bearnot and Kent explore ways in which matter registers the experience of time: from the instantaneous ejaculation of confetti, to the gradual process of hair growing gray. Scales of time and attention are modulated throughout Bearnot and Kent’s object based work, opening up opportunities for noticing:
A marble statue kisses his own image across the pages of a book.
An ombre rope registers transition, revealed by contrasting ends.
The space between a first kiss and a fissure.
Andrew Bearnot (MFA, University of Chicago) is a self described “materialist”: he thinks with and through the substance of things. Informed by a background in materials science (ScB, Brown University) and glass (BFA, Rhode Island School of Design), Bearnot was a Fulbright fellow, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hyde Park Arts Center, Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), Marble House Project (Dorset, VT), and Creative Glass Center of America (Millville, NJ). Recent solo exhibitions include LONG DIVISION at Wedge Projects, SCREEN TESTS at the Arts Club of Chicago, and FRUITING BODIES at the Leather Archives and Museum.
Joshua Kent works within the intersections of writing, performance, and sculpture. Rooted in their work at St. Francis House (a grassroots home of hospitality), Kent’s immersive practice proposes bounty amidst professed scarcity. They are currently an MFA candidate at Northwestern University.