Art In America

Oliver Payne and Nick Relph

at Gavin Brown's Enterprise,
620 Greenwich St.

"The Great American Text Message has already been written," reads the press release for English duo Payne & Relph's show "Ash's Stash," adding, "That ship has sailed." But there's still plenty to be said via found-object assemblage, judging by what's on view here. The piece is a time capsule from just a few years ago—it was first seen at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2007. It throws together collectibles like sneakers, wine bottles, Casio G-Shock wristwatches, vinyl records and their sleeves—all taken from the possessions of Ash L'ange, cofounder of London's Herald Street Gallery—in witty tableaux. When the piece was first shown, YouTube was just two years old; Instagram was two years from its founding; and the economy was a few months from a crash. Payne & Relph would cease their collaboration in 2009. You can decide for yourself if these intervening events make the show look any different, seven years on.

 

 

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