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Industry of the Ordinary

20110627154603-cps_hanginthere Curation as Art as Medium, Again   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Joan of Arc, Blue Ribbon Glee Club, Aleks and the Drummer., Ken Fandell, Paint FX, Mahjongg, Rachel Mason, Industry of the Ordinary, Thank You Rosekind, Jan Tichy, Wendy White at Co-Prosperity Sphere June 17th, 2011 - July 2nd, 2011
Posted 6/27/11

For being an exhibition themed around motivation and perseverance, I left feeling down from “Hang In There,” a show currently on view at Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere and curated by photographer and conceptual artist Jason Lazarus. While I trust that Lazarus’ own motivations were in the right place, the show itself hung as an explosion of labor and positivity toward no discernible end. Here were forty-five artists exhibiting works of all sorts, each expressing or reflecting their own commit... [more]

Disbeliever_evite TimeOut Chicago Review of Dis/believer By Lauren Weinberg  
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CarianaCarianne, Teresa Diehl, Compassionate Action Enterprises, Kysa Johnson, Marci MacGuffie, Joe Meiser, Trong Gia Nguyen, Industry of the Ordinary, The Glue Society, Joshua Thorson, Sandra Yagi at Glass Curtain Gallery November 19th, 2009 - November 19th, 2009
Posted 12/11/09

Art & Design | Critic's Rating Art review “Dis/Believer” By Lauren Weinberg     Glass Curtain Gallery, through Feb 13.   The Glue Society, God’s Eye View: Moses, 2007. Unless one considers every word of the Bible literally true—including the verse about executing neighbors who work on the Sabbath—we think it should be possible to reconcile science and religion. But Columbia College’s thought-provoking “Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art... [more]

Disbeliever_evite Truthful Enthusiasm by Matthew Cunningham  
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CarianaCarianne, Teresa Diehl, Compassionate Action Enterprises, Kysa Johnson, Marci MacGuffie, Joe Meiser, Trong Gia Nguyen, Industry of the Ordinary, The Glue Society, Joshua Thorson, Sandra Yagi at Glass Curtain Gallery November 19th, 2009 - November 19th, 2009
Posted 12/11/09

http://truthfulenthusiasm.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/disbeliever/   Truthful Enthusiasm Discussing Contemporary Issues through The Arts Home About Review by Matthew Cunningham Dis/Believer November 20, 2009Matthew CunninghamLeave a commentGo to comments I am not a religious man.  My spirituality is a mish-mash of a Catholic upbringing (long atrophied) and a large helping of pop culture spirituality (from Yoga to Oprah).  I guess I am more comfortable placing my fai... [more]

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Industry of the Ordinary at Packer Schopf Gallery October 11th, 2009 - October 12th, 2009
Posted 10/12/09

      “My verb was ‘transform.’ You can conjugate that however you like,” said Simon Anderson, as he meticulously destroyed a guitar. “39 Verbs,” a one-night exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery and part of Chicago Artists Month very much had the feel of a carnival or science fair. It is a little unclear, but the event appears to have been a retrospective of sorts for Industry of the Ordinary, the conceptual art duo Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson. The statement for the “happening” reads, “over f... [more]

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