Friday, July 18, 2014

Addendum, or The Things That Must Be Added - Opening next Friday in Chicago!

Addendum, or the Things That Must Be Added
Opening at the Chicago Artist's Coalition
Ben Moren
Carbon Copy, Ben Moren, 2013, HD video.
Friday, July 25, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014
Opening reception: Friday July 25, 2014, 6-9 pm.

Addendum is the result of ongoing conversation between CAC and Soap Factory Minneapolis Biennial curators, and includes many of the Minnesota-based artists who participated in the 2013 Midwest Artist Exchange. A corresponding exhibition hosting Chicago-based artists in Minneapolis will complete the exchange, and extend the opportunity for social engagement by exposing audiences to the artistic practices of these Midwestern cities and fostering new dialogues on cultural production. 

Curated by John Marks and David Petersen, Addendum is but one of many potential postscripts to , , ,(pronounced “comma comma comma”), the Soap Factory’s 2013 Minnesota Biennial. Intent on transforming the gallery from a site for exhibition into an active space of exhibiting, the inceptive exhibition was an eight-week platform for interdisciplinary visual art, music, performance, print, and discussion that surveyed the work of thirty-nine Minnesota-based artists. 
Nearly a year later, Addendum will occupy the Chicago Artist’s Coalition with the work of eighteen artists:  Luke Aleckson, Allen Brewer, Casey Deming, Kristina Estell, Katelyn Farstad, Isa Gagarin, Peter Happel Christian, Jess Hirsch, Jonathan Kaiser, Tynan Kerr, Andie Mazorol, Ben Moren, Michael Mott, Stefanie Motta, Scott Nedrelow, Natasha Pestich, Andy Sturdevant, and Pamela Valfer.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Opening Wednesday! 'Surface' at Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Surface Lauren Fensterstock
Stephen D. Paine Gallery
Jan 23 - Mar 1, 2014

Nicole Chesney '97
Environmental Services
Kristina Estell
Lauren Fensterstock
Sylvie Fleury
Beth Lipman
Marilyn Minter
The surface is where the viewer meets the art. Though immediately visible, it is also a liminal space, dividing interior from exterior and obscuring what exists beneath. With this complexity of meaning as a point of departure, Surface brings together seven multidisciplinary artists whose works are diverse in media, content, and approach but who touch on common themes such as impermanence, fragility, and unsatisfied desires. Works range from a superficial vinyl fantasy of faux gallery space or seductive glass wallpaper to a dense field of quilled paper flora or silicone-skinned architectural forms. Whether through painting, sculpture, video, or site-specific installation, the artists explore the boundaries of our dreams and desires - from mundane and consumerist to sublime - and bring them to the surface for contemplation.