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From Infinite Jest, a water feature in the middle of DCA Galleries. It is composed of a pool made out of Evian boxes, with a water sprinkler in the middle.

Infinite Jest

Cinthia Marcelle, Rob Pruitt and William Mackrell

23 June - 26 August 2012

Candles, choc-chip cookies and scrunched up pieces of paper are among the materials employed by the three artists in our summer exhibition, Infinite Jest

Cinthia Marcelle, Rob Pruitt and William Mackrell are each fascinated by circular narration, infinite loops and möbius strips. This exhibition wa an intricate braid of their work, the title of which has been taken from the complex and gargantuan novel Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Two canvases from Infinite Jest. They how a white, glowing object. One has the picture of a woman in front of it.

Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) uses video, collage, painting and photography to document the effects of her interventions, which introduce coincidences and connections to everyday situations. Her work was recently exhibited to considerable acclaim at both Tate Modern and the New Museum in New York, and she received the Future Generation Art Prize in 2010.

Rob Pruitt (b.1964, Washington DC) is one of the USA’s best known contemporary artists.Infinite Jest features several of his most playful works: Esprit de Corps (left, second image), Pop-Pop’s Chocolate-Chip Cookies and one of his signature mineral water fountains. Esprit de Corps is constructed from blue jeans filled with concrete and joined together to create sculptural representations of mathematical concepts.

William Mackrell (b. 1983, London) is a young artist equally fascinated by the sublime and the absurd. With 1000 Candles he exhibits a full circle of tea light candles: showing them unlit, as potential; lit, as performative object; and as a remnant.

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Exhibition images

From Infinite Jest exhibition, a large circle on the floor is composed entirely of tea lights.
From Infinite Jest, two large circular beige objects rest against the gallery walls.
DCA Galleries during Infinite Jest. A large soft, blue fabric sculpture lies on the floor.
Two canvases from Infinite Jest. They how a white, glowing object. One has the picture of a woman in front of it.
From Infinite Jest, a collection of abstract photographs hang on DCA Gallery walls. A small, red lump of fabric sits on the floor.