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To accompany his exhibition, Modern Family, at Chisenhale Gallery, Ed Fornieles has produced a new limited edition artwork, Let’s Be Cops (2014). Each edition is unique, comprising two hand-etched glass plates, coloured with acrylic paint, presented on a custom built steel shelf designed by the artist. The work draws on popular online representations of teen identities and features imagery sourced from forums and social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram, created and circulated by teenagers.
Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission by London and Los Angeles-based artist Ed Fornieles. A new online work forms the basis of the exhibition and is presented on screens within an installation environment also comprising sculpture and live performance.
Modern Family skews the material logic of home improvement, sitcom architecture and the shopping mall, taking us on a journey to a distant yet familiar suburban land. Fornieles invites you to join the family BBQ as an artificial Californian sun sets over the gallery. The installation plays with scale and spatial perspective to create a cartoonish landscape of sculptures, combining high-spec finishes and new technology with a ‘living room materiality’. Operating in a complex territory exploring the impact of the virtual on the physical world, this new body of work mirrors a reality constructed from our own collective desires and subjectivities, confronting the mechanics of the Internet and revealing the dichotomy between dystopic banality and the pleasure of excess.
Each edition is unique.
Click hereto download images of the available editions.
Please note that the glass has intentional marks and some small chips.
Ed Fornieles (born 1983, Petersfield) lives and works in London and Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions and projects include Despicable Me 2, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2013); The Dreamy Awards, Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London (2012); Characterdate, Frieze Frame, Frieze London (2012); and Happy Days in Basel, Theater Basel (2012). Recent performances include New York New York Happy Happy (NY NY HP HP) for Rhizome, New Museum, New York (2013) and Pool Party Plays Itself, MOCAtv, Los Angeles (2013). Fornieles participated in Meanwhile...Suddenly, and Then, the 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013).