Emalin is pleased to present a new body of work by Tt X AB, a collaboration by the Brooklyn-based artists Teresa Farrell and Alvaro Barrington, alongside paintings from Farrell’s and Barrington’s independent practices. Resulting out of years of integrated thinking and dialogue between the two artists, their collaborative production consists of paintings, collages and assemblages that offer both artists an opportunity to make themselves available to what Barrington describes as “a responsive conversation worked out on the canvas.” Rather than reproducing the distinct visual languages that characterise their respective works, Tt X AB relies on a generative participation in each other’s processes of seeing and decision-making. The perceptiveness between the two precedes and informs the shared process of painting. The result is a toggling between languages within a single conversation: cartoonish quips overlay humour - and all that the register of humour entails - onto traditional painterly concerns, wherein each artist builds upon and reconfigures the rules set in place by the other.
Alvaro Barrington completed his MFA at Slade School of Fine Arts, London in 2017, following his BFA at Hunter College NY in 2013. Exhibitions include A Taste of Chocolate, Thaddaeus Ropac (London, UK. 2018); Condo, with David Weiss (Emalin, London, UK / Weiss Falk, Basel, CH. 2018); Natura Naturans, Mendes Wood DM (NY, USA. 2018); and Alvaro Barrington, MoMA PS1 (NY, USA. 2017). Forthcoming exhibitions in 2019 include presentations at Sadie Coles (London, UK), Emalin (London, UK) and Oakville Galleries (Oakville, ON, CA).
Teresa Farrell completed her BFA at Hunter College NY in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Dude, You‘re wearing me out, Cult Party (Brooklyn, NY, USA. 2018); Condo, with David Weiss (Emalin, London, UK hosting Weiss Falk, Basel, CH. 2018); Alvaro Barrington, MoMA PS1 (NY, USA. 2017); and Beach Bawdy, The Castle (Rockaway Beach, NY, USA. 2017).