Power of Selection, part 1
Exhibitions is pleased to present The Power of Selection,
the first in a series of three shows curated by
Ryan Travis Christian at the gallery. The show
begins on Saturday, January 2 and a public reception,
free and open to the public, will follow on Saturday,
January 30, from 6 to 9pm. Mr. Christian, who writes for
Fecalface.com and selects an Artist of the Day, each and
every day, on his Facebook page, organized these shows,
the first in January, the second in the summer and the
third in December, to increase the circulation of contemporary
artwork seen in Chicago by showing works by out of town
and/or up-and-coming artists. In this first installment,
Christian selected work that takes figuration into strange
and bewildering stylizations through the use of drawing,
sculpture and video.
Cooper lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
and has had solo exhibitions at Mark Wolfe Contemporary
(San Francisco), Kim Light/ Lightbox (LA), Hamish Morrison
Galerie (Berlin), and Galleria Studio Legale (Rome).
Rea lives and works in Chicago, IL and has
shown works at The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia,
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, FFDG (San Francisco),
Synchronicity (Los Angeles), Morgan Conservatory (Cleveland)
and Hyde Park Art Center. In 2009, Rea was a 2009 West
Schulnik lives and works in Los Angeles,
CA and has had solo exhibitions at 1/9 Unosunove (Rome),
Mark Moore Gallery (Santa Monica), Mike Weiss (New York),
and Rokeby (London). She also makes stunning claymation
video works for the band Grizzly Bear.
Textor lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
and has exhibited works at Subliminal Projects (Los Angeles)
The Studio (Los Angeles), and New Wight Gallery UCLA (Los
Yahnker lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
and has exhibited at Ambach and Rice (Seattle), Jack the
Pelican (Brooklyn), Polad-Hardoiun (Paris), Space (Portland),
and Kim Light/ Lightbox (Los Angeles) and the Torrance
Art Museum (CA).
Travis Christian is an artist, independent
curator and the Chicago correspondent to the art and design
Recent curatorial projects include West, Wester, Westest
at FFDG (San Francisco), SPORTS at Synchronicity (Los
Angeles), and Control C, Control V at EbersMoore (Chicago).
He lives and works in Chicago.