The Propeller Group opened their debut solo exhibition in the United States at Lombard Freid. Reinvigorating a once-famous Leninist slogan, Lived, Lives, Will Live!, the group's new works are part of a larger practice exploring the relationships between politics, celebrity culture, and collective histories.
Beautiful Steps #4 (Arles) - 2013
Beautiful steps — the series features different sets of stairs in unusual locations and positions. In ‘beautiful steps #4’ a wide spiral stair case is suspended from the ceiling so that is floats in the air, while ‘beautiful steps #5’ features a stairway that leads out a window and around the building into another window. Their iconic design and unusual placement make each piece feel completely surreal.
Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker make use of found signs and images, which they transfer to canvas or wood panels as ink-jet or screen prints or transform into sculptures and installations. The duo often develops paintings, objects, and installations that play with an impression of provisionality, chaos, the unfinished.