11 – 14 January 2012


Ben Johnson + Nick Herzog

Rather then leave the gallery empty over the holiday season this year, two collaboratives – Ben Johnson & Nick Herzog and Agnes So & Jason Chau – were given the keys to Blindside and, starting from scratch, asked to have an exhibition ready in four and a half weeks, a duration far exceeding the usual two-day installation time. The public are invited to view the results that both highlight and fracture the boundaries between idea inception, exploration, creation and presentation.

IMAGES |Ben Johnson & Nick Herzog, 2012 | Images courtesy of the artist. 

Johnson & Hertzog’s work at BLINDSIDE explores the complex relationship between place and context in the studio. The studio echoes the logic of spatial peripheries – it is a complex and organic whole. To remove a garbage bag is just as incongrous an action as removing a painting. The work will be indelibly linked to the edifice of the studio. Johnson and Hertzog’s assembleges cohere into a sort of DIY post apocalyptic desert island, where accumulation and entropy have become implicit in the studio space.