Full Disclosure – In front of you so to speak, 1985 by Aston Ernest, 2011-2015
A grey-painted wood table on which a slide show of adapted images from the artwork. In front of you so to speak, 1985 by Aston Ernest, 2011, by Ryan Gander, is shown. This artwork was gifted by Ryan Gander freely to Mario García Torres to destroy, amend, correct, clarify, keep or to do with whatever desired for the purposes of the production of a new artwork for the exhibition. The adapted slide is shown alongside a carbon copy version of Blood Fountain by Vivi Enyko, with copy-edit notes by Oscar Neuestern; five table tennis balls found after a garden table tennis game between Vivi Enyko and Aston Ernest (believed to be related to the origin of their work A Physical Discussion) cast in bronze to acknowledge their surrounding and the influence of other Blue Conceptualists in their exchange, by means of reflection, a small frosted glass pane; and a used stencil with the word ‘top’ alongside an arrow removed from Ernest’s studio (apparently used to mark the few works that he considered to truly reflect his conceptual rigor).
10. Ryan Gander and Mario García Torres
To loving beyond our means, 2015
Eight commissioned sanguine-pencil drawings made by a professional illustrator of the wives of eight celebrated artists (Anni Albers, Lucienne Day, Helen Fowler, Françoise Gilot, Lee Krasner, Carmen Mondragón, Dorothy Norman and Aurora Reyes), whom in their own right were comparably as interesting as their husbands but greatly under celebrated.
11. Ryan Gander
Obviously not snazzy looking, 2015
Three silk screen printing frames attached together in a concertina form mimicking the appearance of a ‘byobu’ —a folding screen of Japanese origin that often contains calligraphy or decorative imagery— bearing the image of a dot screen gradient that has been exposed onto the mesh of the screen through a photographic process and that displays a handwritten beat poem on hotel stationary by the artist.
12. Ryan Gander
Please be patient – Mario García Torres drinking Gin and Tonic by the pool, Raleigh Hotel, lyrically describing the merits of post-life to post-internet to Jordan Wolfson, whilst I silently day dream of a lion tamer at a circus, Miami Beach, Friday the 5th of December 2014, 2015
A circular mirrored disk was used as a palette to
mix paint in the process of the above-mentioned portrait, the result of which is kept within the