VITRINE will present a solo booth of Tim Etchells at Dallas Art Fair 2016. Solo booth centred around a new neon installation ‘As Seen’ (2016). Accompanied by a new series of works on paper titled ‘Central Casting’ and works on paper from his ‘Private Joke’ series.
Tim Etchells’ practice is concerned with tropes of performativity, liveness and presence. Binaries of exposure and concealment, construction and deconstruction, appearance and disappearance are explored through a framework of LCD monitors, computer screens, the stage, the space of a page, a gallery, a found site, a street, or some private space.
Etchells’ interventions in these spaces and moments explore the dynamic relationship between the viewer and work in a context where systems in language and culture are interrogated for their productive or constraining effects. Many works produce a kind of non-linearity, an autonomous assembly and deconstruction of encounters and processes.