h/S: Arnold Kemp
presented by Sb Fuller
AUGUST 24 - 25, 12 - 6 PM
opening reception - Friday, 6 - 8 PM
Sb Fuller presents h/S: Arnold Kemp, the first staging in a series of embedded collaborative gestures between artists Sb Fuller and Arnold Joseph Kemp. A silver spray-painted Fred Flintstone mask and a Bahamian salt water wave in a thin self illuminating glass tank, the work is a fragment of a sculpture by Kemp inside a sculpture by Sb Fuller. With one work exhibiting another, the work depends on an embeddedness symptomatic of the relationship it might describe. The work furthermore depends on this friction as a point of departure in the production of ongoing collaborative image and text documentations— abstractions on authorship, romance, attention, race, reflex, and responsibility.
Fuller's glass tank was first introduced in a lecture as part of Gordon Hall’s Center for Experimental Lectures series at Storm King and here reappears adjacent to Fuller’s ongoing project of compiling an archive of Kemp’s ever expanding press, exhibition, curatorial, lecture, reading, and publication records. The work in space, the text produced concurrently with the exhibition, and the production of documentation itself at the generative end of a growing archive, these parallel collaborative threads evince an unyielding inquiry into positions around rightful representation, collectively figuring, if nothing else, a special admiration.
Arnold Joseph Kemp is an artist and writer. His most recent solo exhibitions were in 2017 at Biquini Wax EPS in Mexico City and in New York in 2018 at Mai 68 curated by Bob Nickas. His work is currently on view at the ICA at the University of Pennsylvania in Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward, curated by Nayland Blake.
Sb Fuller is an artist and writer working in sculpture and image documentation to access the means by which documentation and citation exacerbate emergencies of transparency and loss. Fuller has an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Having published writing internationally, Fuller has work in The Museum of Modern Art Library Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Museum Ludwig, and currently manages mobile collaborative exhibition space, h/S.