Sep 8, 02:33 pm
What Is, Isn't - Curated by Megan Green and Anne Huntington at Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, IL
Alan Koppel Gallery is pleased to present What Is, Isn’t curated by Megan Green and Anne Huntington. What Is, Isn’t includes works by Zoë Buckman, Zoe Crosher, Brendan Fernandes, Katie Fischer, Elsa Hansen, Margaret Lee, Andrea Mary Marshall, Patrick Meagher, and Shelter Serra.
On view September 18 – October 31, 2014
Opening reception Friday, September 19, 6:00-9:00pm
While much contemporary work is devoted to reinventing abstraction and representation, the artists in this exhibition choose to subvert both medium and gesture to conceptualize and identify notions of what is and what is not in unlikely forms. They instead embrace contradictions, dichotomies, and reconstructions of past cannons. What is, Isn’t explores works where messages are not readily apparent. Although the images are familiar and accessible to the viewer, the underlying implication is to question the complexities of contemporary life.
…Zoe Crosher strips back the magic of the scene. Crosher’s LAX low budget airport hotel works are engaged with flight arrivals to the glamorous city of Los Angeles, however, these works instead depict a harsher reality of dingy, low-cost airport accommodations. The DYI atmosphere and timelessness are beautifully and quietly captured by the artist.
Each work in What is, Isn’t is part of the whole grappling with the complications of living in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional and multi-faceted world. Despite medium, form, gender, race, and politics, these artists all express that we live in a world where what is seen often is not what it seems.
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