BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140730T200000 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140730T180000 GEO:41.8830194;-87.648947 LOCATION:Carrie Secrist Gallery\,835 W. Washington Blvd. \nChicago\, IL 606 07 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist Talk\, Andrew Holmquist UID:348398 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Threewalls  \;is pleased t o present an exhibition of new work by Jon Geiger\, titled \;Nothin g That Gleams.

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Geiger \;mine s American folk history\, cowboy films\, and European Classicism for the sy mbols and objects&ndash\;from boots to bowling balls&ndash\;that are contin ually curated into American history\, muddying and fictionalizing its narra tive. His sculptural installations rearrange displaced fragments into table aux that have a familiarity but no clear story. Resembling props for a spag hetti Western or the miscellany of a roadside museum\, Geiger uses these ob jects as a language or syntax\, challenging their origins and place in the imagination while examining their relationship to narratives of achievement \, masculine archetypes\, and the western spirit. As ambiguous arrangements \, they are intentionally open for interpretation\, with the premise in pla ce that meaning is never fixed and there is always another side\, another r eading available.

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For Nothing That Gl eams\, Geiger sets up a new tableau in the project room\, as well as furnis hing Jackson&rsquo\;s exhibition with point-of-interest seating\, so the ga llery visitor can enjoy the view of the wreckage.

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Jon P. Geiger (b. 1987) received his MFA in ceramics from Cran brook Academy of Art in 2014. Upon exiting graduate school\, Geiger&rsquo\; s work was inducted into the permanent collections of the Cranbrook Art Mus eum. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally\, most rece ntly with his solo show A Durable Canon at Good Weather Gallery in North Li ttle Rock\, AR. Jon currently lives and works in Detroit\, Michigan.

DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:threewalls\,119 N. Peoria #2C \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nothing That Gleams\, Jon Geiger UID:348346 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T210000 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140905T180000 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:threewalls\,119 N. Peoria #2C \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nothing That Gleams\, Jon Geiger UID:348347 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

What is fated and what is free -will? In a country that depends almost equally on a narrative of the self- made\, pragmatism and the maverick alongside the relatively dominant influe nce of Christianity and the concept of serving God\, the chronicles that ma ke-up American identity are an amalgamation of symbols cut-up and repurpose d into a collaged taxonomy. Heroism is deeply entwined with a belief in man ifest destiny\, frequently giving way to a kind of hubris that perpetually imagines mankind\, not so much as benevolent stewards\, but masters. Superv isors and CEOS\, pioneers and overseers\, cutting one&rsquo\;s path\, being a leader not a follower: these directives dog the American in their pursui t of happiness\, forever running up against the problems inherent to making and living in a community\, caring for your fellow-man\, and being custodi ans of the earth.

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Carol Jackson&rsquo \;s work has long addressed the concept of American hubris and manifest des tiny\, borrowing from narratives of the American West\, real estate specula tion\, epic poems\, jingoism and expansionism through material choices like tooled leather and references like turn-of-the-century sheet music and tro phies. For \;High Plains Drifter\, she looks to Milton&rsquo\; s epic poem\, Paradise Lost\, and America&rsquo\;s fascination\, romance an d dependence on the automobile. In a twisted assemblage of papier-mache\, J ackson builds a car wreck emerging from the wall. Part crash-site and part marquee\, the disaster houses embedded\, hieroglyphic messages that only Sa tan can read.

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In her own words\, Jack son cites Derrida&rsquo\;s concept of hauntology\, an idea that suggests th at the present exists only with respect to the past and as time passes\, so ciety will come more and more to orient itself towards the rustic or &ldquo \;old-timey.&rdquo\; This old-timey state exists as a specter\, a suspended \, unresolved state that is neither being or non-being\, but rather\, a hau nting that contaminates the present.

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Carol Jackson received her MFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago\, where she now teaches. Her recent exhibitions include the 201 4 Whitney Biennial\, curated by Anthony Elms (New York)\; Monique Meloche G allery (Chicago)\; Kunsthaus Speckstrasse (Hamburg\, Germany)\; the Chicago Cultural Center\; Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven\, Netherlands)\; and The Smar t Museum of Art (Chicago). She has been featured in the New York Times\, In terview Magazine\, Frieze Magazine\, and Newcity. Jackson&rsquo\;s work is included in the collections of The Smart Museum of Art\, (Chicago) and the Werner Hirsch Drawing Collection\, (Los Angeles)\, among others.

DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:threewalls\,119 N. Peoria #2C \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:High Plains Drifter\, Carol Jackson UID:348344 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T210000 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140905T180000 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:threewalls\,119 N. Peoria #2C \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:High Plains Drifter\, Carol Jackson UID:348345 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140907 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140810 GEO:41.8578645;-87.6678164 LOCATION:Queer Thoughts\,1640 W. 18th St. #3 \nChicago\, IL 60608 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$\, David Rappeneau UID:347703 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140810T160000 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140810T130000 GEO:41.8578645;-87.6678164 LOCATION:Queer Thoughts\,1640 W. 18th St. #3 \nChicago\, IL 60608 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$\, David Rappeneau UID:347704 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

NONCOMPLIANCE

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Pilvi Takala

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Lori Felker

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LaToya Ruby Frazier

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Juliana Paci ulli

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Dana DeGiulio

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curated by: Carrie Schnei der

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Saturday\, July 26\, 2014 - 7:30pm

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screening is 90 minutes\, with a brief i ntermission

DTEND:20140723T213000 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140723T193000 GEO:42.021641;-87.667177 LOCATION:Iceberg Projects\,7714 N Sheridan Road \nChicago\, IL 60626 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:NONCOMPLIANCE\, Pilvi Takala\, Lori Felker\, LaToya Ruby Frazier\, Juliana Paciulli\, Dana DeGiulio\, Cauleen Smith UID:347702 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Threewalls presents solo work in two conjoined shows by Chicago based artist Stephen Reber and Ander Ruhw ald\, ceramics Artist-in-Residence at The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloom field Hills\, Michigan.

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Reber and Ruh wald are sculptors\, whose seemingly formal work\, locates and amplifies th e subtle and elegant materiality\, geometry and detail of the built environ ment. Where Reber&rsquo\;s work draws on the exterior\, Ruhwald&rsquo\;s tu rns to interior architectures\, with both artists highlighting and extracti ng the poetics of design through the minimal quotations they extract and re interpret. Together their objects shift from outside to inside and back\, c onstructing minimal sets that retrain our attentions on those oft-muted det ails that surround us in our everyday.

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Anders Ruhwald ceramic sculpture toys with the common association of the material and its field with function. Making playful\, somewhat mischievous objects\, Ruhwald&rsquo\;s pieces interact with site and bodies as amusing actors put into motion to question assumptions about objecthood. To wit\, these objects take on a character that vacillates between personified thing s and thingified bodies\, inflecting ceramics with an affect that goes beyo nd the way humans &ldquo\;use&rdquo\; them\, suggesting perhaps that these things have a life beyond human projections.

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Anders Ruhwald \;lives and works at Cranbrook Academy of Art outside of Detroit\, USA. \;He graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2005. Ruhwald has had more than 20 solo exhibit ions for the last 10 years in museums and galleries around the world includ ing Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK)\, The Museum of Art and Desi gn (Denmark) and the Cranbrook Art Museum (USA). During the same time his w ork has been shown in more that 80 group shows at venues like Yerba Buena C enter for the Arts (San Francisco)\, Fondation d&rsquo\;entreprise Richard (Paris)\, Pinakotek der Moderne (Munich)\, Taipei Yingge Museum (Taiwan) an d Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen)

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In 2011 he was awarded the Gold Prize at the Icheon International Ceramic s Biennial in South Korea. He also received a Danish Art Foundation three-y ear work-stipend in 2010 and the Sotheby&rsquo\;s Prize (UK) in 2007. Revie ws include major publications the Guardian (UK)\, Wallpaper (UK)\, Artforum .com (US)\, Financial Times and Avenuel (Rep. of S. Korea).

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Anders Ruhwald was curated by Shannon Stratton\, Exe cutive &\; Creative Director of Threewalls.

DTEND:20140726 DTSTAMP:20140730T032102 DTSTART:20140615 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:threewalls\,119 N. Peoria #2C \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Things About Things\, Anders Ruhwald UID:347700 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR