An exhibition by Julian SMITH & Javier MENDIZABAL.
Oct 23 2020 ︎ Nov 8 2020


Gestures are part of us, it makes us one of a kind, each one our own. We reference and mimmic naturally - leading us to social barriers and social organizers. I always look humans like mobile tattoo’s. We are permanent as long as our giant earth grants us another day. All divine; busted to bold - new to old.  We express emotion through our postures, our auto-curated stances, some from injury; the compensation lean, some from the pursuit of casual; the relaxed fit and so on. Body talk. All types, all a story. Public spaces offer an arena of social flow, city to sand, there is a never ending narrative of visual conversation. It gets really good when control is lifted or the unexpected takes course, throwing our cues off. Some can improvise and adapt, some slip, there is no right or wrong, we all have been on both sides. That’s the story here, all in one, one in all.
© text by Julian Smith

Duotone is a conversation of gestural awareness - an expression of observation - and a conversation between two artist painting these motives in our own language of color and form.