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Trey Duvall: IN/TRACTION at Hartnett Gallery

Trey Duvall: IN/TRACTION

February 2 - February 25, 2023

Reception: February 2, 4-6pm, artist in attendance

Artist Talk: 5pm, Thursday, February 2

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12-7pm

Hartnett Gallery is pleased to present IN/TRACTION, a solo exhibition of works by Trey Duvall.

IN/TRACTION continues Trey Duvall’s examination into underlying absurdities of doing and non-doing. The exhibition features a single, gallery wide kinetic work from the IN/TRACTION series that will unfold over the four week exhibition period. This durational installation will be running continuously and in sustained tension, with each movement or action isolated in time by the extraordinarily slow speed of the installation. Work in the exhibition is simply ongoing, with the effects of the gesture residing in expectation, projection, or anticipation of motion.

Duvall’s practice is driven by a desire to examine our relationship with agency, futility, and absurdity. The situations, objects, and gestures presented by his practice facilitate an uneasy and ongoing negotiation between concepts of actualization or achievement and the disconnects in our collective desire to create permanence.

Trey Duvall received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 2017 and currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

Duvall’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions including RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver CO, The University of Wyoming Art Museum, Rice University, Houston, TX, Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL, Galerie des Beaux-Artes de Nantes, Nantes, France, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. His work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Southwest Contemporary Art Magazine, The Denver Post, ABC News, the Houston Chronicle, and Art In America.

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