Moss, Fraternal Twins

May 14 - June 30, 2011

Highlighting variations in degree of identicalness found in various Studio Multiples during repetition in fabrication, accompanied by emerging Geek applications of advanced digital fabrication, laser-based technologies, and simple force. featuring:

ONE MORE TIME by Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk

Christian Haas, Oscar Magnus Narud, Massimiliano Adami, Julien Carretero, Maarten Baas, Peter Marigold, Gaetano Pesce, Borek Sípek, Chen Chen, Phillip Low

Haresh Lalvani for Milgo/Bufkin

Ron Gilad for FLOS, Cristian Zuzunaga for Moroso and Nanimarquina, Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso, Venini, .MGX by Materialise, Barbara Seidenath in association with Gallery Loupe

Vintage works in polyester resin and acrylic (1949–1963) by pioneer sculptor Leo Amino

Born a fraternal twin (I have a lovely sister), I've naturally always been fascinated by the phenomena—and definition—of 'duplication'; a person born in my circumstances is, in fact, medically referred to as a 'multiple'.
'Zygosity' is the term used to indicate the degree of identicalness in the genome of twins. In fraternal twins (versus, say, cloned embryos), statistics indicate an extremely small chance of the children having the same chromosome profile. In other words, even given the double pregnancy (the production of multiples), variance is the norm.
In our exhibition, Fraternal Twins, we present clocks, tables, chairs, benches, lamps, and vases produced by various designers and artists in their Studios as 'multiples'—or twins—born 'fraternal'. Although genetic similarities are apparent, and indeed quite obvious in the serial production of these objects, due to the processes involved and the materials and finishes used there are wide swings in zygosity.
Exact replication, or cloning—long considered the 'Gold Standard' for the serial production of fine objects of 'quality'—is here put aside.
In this exhibition, we celebrate the possibilities of fraternity: brotherhood, but with individuality.

—Murray Moss