On View: February 6th - 28th
Opening Reception: February 6th, 2015 7-10pm
Curated by Danny Floyd
Produced by Ballroom Projects, Chicago
General Objects concerns how the familiarity of image archetypes helps construct the narrative of daily life. The works in this exhibition channel recognizable objects through the often mysterious process material rearticulation, creating both space for serious contemplation and humorous formal puns. They also engage with an art historical ebb and flow of reductionist aesthetics, which in this case aim simultaneously towards a clarity of representation and an openness toward viewer interpretation. While reliant of the legacies of “Specific Objects,” Minimalism, and its antecedents, the artists deploy images and objects for the vary reason of images and objects for the vary reason of referring to concepts and stories outside of the work itself.
I have here before me a collection of objects so lacking in order that I can find no meaning in it; it would seem that here, deprived of any previous meaning, the form could not root its analogy in anything, and that myth is impossible. But what the form can always give one to read is disorder itself: it can give a signification to the absurd, make the absurd itself a myth.
- Roland Barthes