Edgars Gluhovs

Timothy Furey

11.03.2018 - 28.04.2018

In Fred Schepisi’s 1993 film ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ there exists a much coveted fictional double-sided painting by Wassily Kandinsky. It is comprised of two actual works by the painter: Black Lines, from 1913 and Several Circles, from 1926.

The drama is set in the Fifth Avenue apartment of Flan and Ouisa Kittredge - a private art dealer and his wife. The Kittredges become the victims of a scam perpetrated by a young man named Paul who pretends to be Sidney Poitier's son, who cons his way into their home, transforms their lives and vanishes. Through flashbacks the bizarre encounter with the young confidence trickster is reduced from a profound lived experience to the dinner party drippings of an anecdote.

The film is shaped by the acute double vision of someone who has seen both sides of the New York social equation and understands that success does not stop you from feeling like a fraud.

What otherwise might be thought of as an inert component of the film set’s mise-en-scene is brought to the fore. The two faces of the painting are said to represent dualities - lines vs circles, chaos vs control.

Each side of the double-sided painting presented here was authored by Furey and Gluhovs respectively as an homage to the original work in the movie.

Timothy Furey was born in Cork, Ireland. He studied at The Cooper Union, New York and the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany.

Furey has exhibited his work extensively in international galleries and institutions: Villa Medici, Rome; IMMA, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Mathew Gallery, Berlin, Dold Projects, Schwarzwald; 1857, Oslo; Latvian Institute Rome, kim?, Riga and MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.

Recent solo exhibitions include A New Body of Work, Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen and Wrapt In The Wave at Ellis King in Dublin.

He currently lives in London but will soon take up residence in Dublin.

Edgars Gluhovs was born in Riga, Latvia. He studied at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany.

Gluhovs works in a variety of media, but has, up until now, successfully avoided painting. He has exhibited in solo and group shows at Gallery Ebensperger, Berlin; kim?, Riga; Silberkuppe, Berlin; Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg; Istituto Svizzero di Roma and Villa Medici, Rome. Together with artist Tobias Kaspar, he is the co-director of the Latvian Institute Rome. He lives in Berlin.

Timothy Furey, The Double-Sided Painting, 2018

Timothy Furey, The Double-Sided Painting, 2018

Edgars Gluhovs, The Double-Sided Painting, 2018

Edgars Gluhovs, The Double-Sided Painting, 2018

Timothy Furey, The Double-Sided Painting, 2018

Edgars Gluhovs, The Double-Sided Painting, 2018