06/09/2011 - 12/11/2011

Galeria Leme presents AVPD in their second solo exhibition in Brazil. Formed by Aslak Vibæk and Peter Dossing the artists create works that deals with optical illusions, affecting the spectator’s perception in a cognitive, emotional and intellectual way. The works of AVPD follows the minimalism, with subtle and precise compositions.

This will be the last exhibition before Galeria Leme moves to a new address. The concept of the original project designed by the 2006 Pritzker Prize winner architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha will be maintained. AVPD was chosen to conclude this stage because their work represents this displacement process, changing the point of view through shapes, colors and lights presenting interdisciplinary works that combine art, architecture and physics.

AVPD’s inspiration comes from science fiction film, literature, computer games and virtual architectures. They concentrate on spatial, conceptual installations and physical spaces.

The exhibition brings the installation Diagonal View, a long corridor with a mirror inside. Upon entering the installation, the corridor visually expands, creating a conflict between vision and perception. This work is based on installation Broken View shown in 2010 at Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark.

They will also present four new series of works. Bleach Series are paper sheets of different shades exposed to sunlight for a month, changing the color of the exposed part to a lighter shade than the original; this work is an experiment with time and light referring to the beginning of photography. In Translucency, they create works with overlays and transparencies, and the series Cut and Points they create subtle illusions with lines and points.

About the artists:
AVPD was initiated in 1997 and is the working label of visual artists Aslak Vibæk (b. 1974) and Peter Døssing (b. 1974). Earlier exhibitions include: Estratégias Para Luzes Acidentais, Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo (2011); IKON Gallery, Birmingham,UK, (2010), Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil, (2010),Transparencies, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil, (2009),“Transmissions”, Samzie Space, Seoul (2008); ”Visibilitites”, Union Gallery, London (2008); ”Blacklight”, Basement (VEGA), Copenhagen (2008); “Super Structures”, Saigon (2008); “Double Exposure”, Kunsforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen (2007); “The Balcony”, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen (2007); “Agorafolly”, Europaliafestival, Brussels (2007); “Exportable Goods”, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2006); “Trial Balloons”, MUSAC, Castilla y León (2006).