Idiosyncratic in design and personality, neckties are normally viewed independently of one another. Organized into gradients, the neckties become agents of the painting process. As building blocks, they function like tapered pixels - creating micro- and macro-narratives, embracing the tension between the individual components and the sum total.
Our current body of work examines the necktie as a formal material rather than formal wear. While we don't necessarily aim to strip the ties of their popular psychological weight, we seek to better understand and ultimately reveal their properties by employing numerous configurations that explore their physical and associative impact.Isaac Amala & Liz Simpson have been a creative collaborative team since 2006. They live and work in San Francisco and Berkeley, California.Receive periodic updates about our ongoing projects and upcoming exhibitions.