Manchester Central Manchester October, 2019
Double Agents was a duo project conceived for Manchester Contemporary 2019 which investigated disparities, pairing and the dialogue between contemporary geometric abstract painting and photography.
Double Agents is the development of “Moving These Shapes”, a duo project that Di Turi and Veness realised in the artist-run Trastero 109, Mallorca in 2018. Paintings and photographs were placed with their inverted pair - a photogram with a black background is next to its white-backgrounded double; a diptych of paintings contains the same visual elements, but with different colours. The work focusses in on details, cutting out what is extraneous and reducing forms to their essentials: rectangles, triangles, circles; and has much in keeping with Modernist traditions of simplicity and pared-down elements.
Featured artists: — Katherine Di turi— Piers Veness