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Territorial Markers Recent Drawing Machines By Mark Porter

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Territorial Markers Recent Drawing Machines By Mark Porter
Curated by: Mary Richards

5038 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
November 5th, 2010 - December 4th, 2010
Opening: November 5th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.fillintheblankgallery.com
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http://www.fillintheblankgallery.com/ mixed-media, installation, sculpture
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FREE

DESCRIPTION

Territorial Markers features recent kinetic sculptures and preliminary drawings by Chicago artist Mark Porter. Inspired by Porter’s exploration of the spirit of invention and created with a fusion of found and custom-made parts, the drawing machines serve as prototypes which emphasize the quality of the hand made object. Over the course of the exhibit, his sculptures will expel a pigmented, soapy sludge that oozes and drips onto the walls of the gallery. Collectively, these sculptures act to convert the gallery into workshop or experimental laboratory. Individually, each work serves as commentary on the the concept of ownership and the act of creating an object which automates a process.