time // lines
Zeitgeist gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition from Chattanooga-based artist Phillip Andrew Lewis and Los Angeles-based artist Kevin Cooley.
time // lines challenges the conventions of timekeeping through three interconnected sculptural, sound, and drawing-based works. Collectively, they transform the gallery into a large clock – each work focusing on a distinct scale of time – the geologic, the biologic, and the engineered. The exhibition evolves over the two month period as it generates drawings based on real-time seismic activity, promotes the growth of kudzu across a large chain-link structure, and resonates from the tones of a large chime synchronized to French Revolutionary Time*. The artists allude to the impact of invasive plants, the inaccuracy of all timepieces, and the concerns of injection induced earthquakes caused by the oil/gas industry. Ultimately, the work points to an underlying human desire to be in control.
*French Revolutionary Time is an outdated metric timekeeping system. It is also known as binary time, or internet time.
time // lines is Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis’ second solo exhibition at Zeitgeist. In 2014, they released Harmony of the Spheres - a limited edition phonographic box set produced in collaboration with Zeitgeist and Nashville’s United Record Press.
The two artists met and began collaborating together while Artists-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (NE). Their first collaborative commission, Through the Skies for You, won the 3-D Award at ArtPrize 2013 (Grand Rapids). Their work has been shown at Kopeikin Gallery (CA), Kendall College of Art and Design (MI), Pierogi Gallery (NY), Sonoma State University (CA), and Time Equities Art-In-Buildings Program (NY).