Solomon Garçon (b. 1991, London) lives and works in London. In 2022, Garçon's debut solo exhibition SNITCH was presented at Rose Easton, London. His work has been presented internationally at Galerie Buchholz (Fasanenstr. 31 space, 2023), and performed at Kunstverein München (2022), FOAM, Amsterdam (2022), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2021), Kampnagel, Hamburg, Café Oto, London (2020) and the South London Gallery, London (2019). In 2021, he was an inaugural recipient of the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award.
A new installation by Solomon Garçon (b.1991, London), the artist's first institutional exhibition in the UK. Encompassing sound, sculpture and performance, Garçon has created a mise-en-scene, containing low-frequency sounds and ambiguous forms.
His practice considers both the ‘digital’ and the ‘underground’ as spaces of experimentation. Garçon weaves narratives and simulations of liminal and re-imagined spaces. The artist plays with scale, materiality and sound, often referencing shape-shifting and animorphic figures from reality tv and horror genres.
In the exhibition, visitors are confronted with cadaverous sculptures that remain partially hidden under shrouds, perhaps offering protection or implying latent violence. Chairs stand in as proxies for missing or potential spectators, and reverb simulation techniques explore the ‘territorial’. Garçon describes how his work makes use of ‘unlocking, transforming, storing and distributing’ as ways of revealing and or covering up.
Three performances will take place over the course of the exhibition, positioning the audience as both observer and observed.
Solomon Garçon, ARMS, 2023. Installtion view at Studio Voltaire. Images courtesy of the artist and Studio Voltaire. Photography by Sarah Rainer.