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Lloyd Corporation, Surface Incidents II, 2011, mixed media, 77 1/2 x 70 7/8 x 63".

Lloyd Corporation

CARLOS/ISHIKAWA

Lloyd Corporation, Surface Incidents II, 2011, mixed media, 77 1/2 x 70 7/8 x 63".

Ali Eisa and Sebastian Lloyd Rees, working collaboratively as Lloyd Corporation, inaugurated Carlos/Ishikawa’s new space with a show of works that have grown out of, and offer an oblique take on, the febrile indeterminacies of the present economic situation. Presiding over the show through several of the works’ titles was the spirit of the Roman god Janus. Guardian of the gateway, looking both forward and backward, the deity offers a symbolic link between the distant past, in which an empire was born, and a future cobbled from its rubble.

Titled “Connect. Conjugate. Continue,” the exhibition orchestrated its own rubble of flooring samples, concrete casts, distressed aluminum screening, hardwoods, MDF, plastic containers, found imagery, and other elements in such a way as to evoke their individual provenance and potential use without in any way implying a preferred interpretation.

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