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POST-SMITHSON

1418 W. Superior St.
2R
Chicago, IL 60642
March 18th, 2011 - April 16th, 2011
Opening: March 18th, 2011 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://nobleandsuperior.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
nobleandsuperior@gmail.com
PHONE:  
773-782-6565
OPEN HOURS:  
Saturdays from 12PM-6PM
TAGS:  
mixed-media, video-art

DESCRIPTION

Noble & Superior Projects is pleased to announce its upcoming group show POST-SMITHSON featuring the work of Emilie Crewe, Isabelle Gougenheim, and Emily Irvine

POST-SMITHSON presents a series of works by artists creating unmonumental earth art, film, video and collage with content created from alchemical combinations of natural materials. By interweaving straw, dirt, grass, and vegetation into intimate works of art, each of the artists creates a pseudo-organic relic of a fictional nature. The artists who account for a possible “Post-Smithson condition” find themselves looking carefully at the materials of the earth and incorporating those materials for the sake of more intimate investigation. Using the earth’s materials as “found objects” rather than “raw materials”, an approach of salvaging replaces the idea of sculpting.
Emilie Crewe presents a site-specific video installation that explores environments through a lens fixated on uncanny details to reveal the arcane depth of natural elements.
Isabelle Gougenheim collages organic materials into delicately textured landscapes which collapse space into an intimate scale.
The films of Emily Irvine communicate the mysticism of nature through abstract depictions of vegetation and bodies.