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Renaissance Society

Exhibition Detail
FORLESEN
5811 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


April 28th, 2013 - June 23rd, 2013
Opening: 
April 28th, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
skin set drawings: the space between the letters, William Pope.LWilliam Pope.L,
skin set drawings: the space between the letters,
2013, ballpoint, coffee, and correction fluid on white art paper , 9 x 11.5 inches
© Courtesy of the artist and Renaissance Society
 skin set drawings: the space between the letters , William Pope.LWilliam Pope.L,
skin set drawings: the space between the letters ,
2013 , ballpoint, correction fluid, marker and pencil on white art paper, 9 x 11.5 inches
© Courtesy of the artist and Renaissance Society
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The Renaissance Society presents Forlesen, solo exhibition by William Pope.L, on view April 28 to June 23, 2013.  Join us for the opening reception on Sunday, April 28 from 4-7pm with an artist talk from 5-6pm.    

Titled after a short story by the celebrated science fiction writer Gene Wolfe, Forlesen will feature a new body of work (drawings, sculpture, and a video installation).  This exhibition will feature a 10 foot high wooden sculpture entitled "Du Bois Machine," approximately 50 new “skin set” drawings, and a video work of abstract imagery that is derived from bargain bin VHS tapes.  Pope.L was intrigued by the structure of Wolfe's story, which resembles a parable whose lesson is illustrated symbolically and is wholly open to interpretation.  Rather than plot-driven, Forlesen, the short story, is a string of bizarre episodes that add up to a story only through the reader’s subjective decoding.  Pope.L wanted to create an installation with this same effect: the relationship of the art works within the installation to one another, and ultimately to the exhibition as a whole, is ambiguous and continually in question. 


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