It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the finissage of the window exhibition Sign Here for Delivery, by Maeve Doyle + Hannah Materne, Thursday August 8, 5@7.
Sign Here for Delivery is an installation containing a group of richly detailed, abstract art objects atop a palette. Wrapped for delivery, the load is stuck with ‘official’ stickers, and 'sign here' papers appear on the vitrine window. The objects fly off, are too loosely bound, and lay crushed beneath the palette, defying the confines of the wrap.
Delivery speaks to the inherent tension between the attempt to brand a neighbourhood, and the unruly, expansive, subtle, indefinable magic that makes a place a special place to make art.
The use of the palette is also a tongue-in-cheek nod to the artists’ day jobs; both in shipping. Orderly palettes are their bread and butter, and yet the pure utility of packing palettes is at odds with their lives as artists. Here they give themselves free reign to make the 'worst' palette in the world - imperfectly designed to be messy, and joyfully site-specific.