A conversation with oneself made public.
A long monologue presented through snip-its.
Lappas’ use of medium with childlike persistence communes with the work of Vallance Cantor, who creates rebellious outcomes evidencing her own discovery of self. In addition to exploring the visual dialogue between the two artists’ style—both characterised by the urge for instantaneous making as a method for externalising thoughts—the pairing extracts the philosophical affinities between the two, each offering a meditation on the inseparable realms of the naive and the sophisticated, the spontaneous and the self-aware. These explorations are discussed with charged immediacy, evident through the choice of materials and language: anything is up for grabs—napkins, spray paint, found objects, other people’s stories, and events witnessed on the street.
Vallance Cantor and Lappas are understanding their world, distilling complexity into simplicity, private yet public. By presenting inside jokes that make the outsider laugh, the works acknowledge the vulnerability and bravery required in one’s everyday existence.