‘The Far Side of Reason’ is the first solo exhibition by Troika at OMR gallery in Mexico city. Reflecting on the fundamental tension between perception and reality; fact and purpose; subject and object; culture and nature, the exhibition underlines the paradoxes of human existence and questions a dualistic vision of the world in favour of a possible synthesis. ‘The Far Side of Reason’ brings together both existing and five new works that deliver the investigative nature of this query and Troika’s practise, through drawing, painting, installation and sculpture.
Starting from the premise that scientific method gave rise to a mechanistic society where logic and reason stand in strict opposition to the subjective part of man, the work offers us an insight into these apparent paradoxes, and Troika the impetus to disentangle the purpose of science, in favour of exploring the intimate arena of the unexplainable.
‘Squaring the Circle’ (2013), a new work premiering at OMR, argues that if every method of inquiry reveals a particular facet of the truth or the nature of reality; their seemingly antithetical forms should find reconciliation in the knowledge, that ‘one-ness’ has a plurality of embodiments.‘Hierophany’ (2013) acknowledges and contemplates the emerging complexity resulting from simple interactions. ‘Suspension of Disbelief’ (2013) suggests a synthesis between agnostic reason and intuitive belief; while ‘Light Drawings’ (2012) examines the wilful submission to the unknown applying control over what is inherently uncontrollable.
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‘Jean Wainwright – The Far Side of Reason’ published in Troika – The Far Side of Reason, Apr 2013
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