BRENT STEWART & WILLIE STEWART: THE RUNNERS
Seed Space / 1201 4th Ave. S., Suite 117 July 2, 2016 - August 9, 2016
Brent Stewart, Willie Stewart
“It’s Easyriders meets James Turrell.”
The Runners is the debut work by artists Brent Stewart and Willie Stewart working in tandem on ongoing artworks en-flux that become a conceptual platform for various means of image making via multi-media, performance, sculptural and object installation presenting the plight of two characters played by the artists themselves navigating the terrain of abstract, formal and traditional cinematic narratives within and outside the context of the contemporary art milieu.
The exhibition includes an immersive installation and a single channel video Runners (2015) of the two artists smuggling a concealed case wrapped in a dirty, mauve towel through the backwoods and back-roads of a rural setting towards a particular sacred destination. The installation work reconstructs a type of immersive cinematic freeze frame. This work is a behind-the-scenes look at the protagonist characters within an ongoing, fragmented narrative in which the setting, pieces and props are disconnected from the ongoing story.