„Extended Play“, with Gabrielle Vitollo, Atelier Nebe, Cologne, Germany, 2021
„Extended Play“ features Gabrielle Vitollo’s abstract paintings and Max Eicke’s figurative photographs, both of which address the intersections of language, materiality, and vulnerability. Extended Play melts, overlaps, intertwines, and juxtaposes photographs with paint. The liquid acrylic paint poured onto glossy photographic prints acts as evidence of both a body and a spirit. Both artists explore surface and masking – whether by using tape and paint or latex and flesh – to explore what is hidden and revealed, and where bodies begin and end. Color spills on top of the photographs in order to boldly break boundaries, create tension, and play with edge. This collaborative thought experiment is the two artists’ gesture of demasking themselves and their respective art practices.