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Nothing in that drawer (2019)
10 Hanover, London

Group exhibition:
Daniel Helyes, Ellie Dragone, Garrett Pruter, Jess Kim, and Nicole Coson.


installation shot


500 skies (removed photographic emulsion on canvas), 240cm x 160cm;
3,000 bouquets (removed photographic emulsion on floor), 120cm x 80cm




3,000 bouquets (removed photographic emulsion on floor), 120cm x 80cm


500 fires (removed photographic emulsion on canvas), 240cm x 160cm


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[excerpt from exhibition text]

Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.
Nothing in that drawer.

- Ron Padgett, 1990


This is an exhibition organized by Daniel Helyes, Ellie Dragone, Garrett Pruter, Jess Kim, and Nicole Coson, in response to Ron Padgett’s poem, Nothing in that Drawer.

Garrett Pruter works with a growing entourage of discarded photographs that have become the core of his practice, images that shift, mutate, deteriorate and regenerate through touch and time. His photographic emulsion paintings are made from the extracted inks and gelatin film from a collection of mass reproduced photographs.  Though all narrative data is removed, the content of the images blend into a single hue, creating a tonal average of all of the colors within that batch of images. By shifting the material state of these photographs from solid to liquid—and then back, again—the images are given new life through destruction.

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