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Ceal Floyer, Plughole, 2017, video projection, color, sound, 3 minutes 53 seconds.

Ceal Floyer

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Ceal Floyer, Plughole, 2017, video projection, color, sound, 3 minutes 53 seconds.

Ceal Floyer shares with a handful of her contemporaries, such as Martin Creed and Gavin Turk—all three emerged in London during the early 1990s heyday of the YBAs—a wry post-Conceptualist mode that edges consciously ever closer to non-art, to simply merging with the fabric of everyday life. But while Creed has inherited the interest of the original Conceptualist tendency toward systems and ritual, and Turk the movement’s preoccupation with questions of authorship, Floyer leans in a more programmatically minimal direction. In her fourth appearance at this gallery, the artist continued to examine the intersection of nature and artifice, substance and appearance, distilling her findings into spare, sometimes confounding, but always flawlessly realized images, objects, and situations. 

This was an exhibition more or less devoid of color, entirely lacking “punch,” and

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