PREVIEW and Time Signatures

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PREVIEW and Time Signatures

217 N. Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607
August 19th, 2011 - September 16th, 2011
Opening: August 19th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday 12pm-6pm
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture


Chicago Artists’ Coalition is pleased to present two exciting exhibitions: PREVIEW, BOLT Residency’s inaugural exhibition and Time Signatures, Coalition Gallery’s final exhibition for its 2010-2011 artists. 

Bolt Project Space presents PREVIEW
CAC is thrilled to launch BOLT residency and kickoff this dynamic program with their inaugural exhibition, PREVIEW featuring 2011-2012 Bolt Resident Artists: Melika Bass, Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Marty Burns, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Gwynne Johnson, Jenny Kendler, Homa Shojaie, Amber Hawk Swanson, Eric Wall, and Stacia Yeapanis. 

PREVIEW brings together the BOLT residents for their first show at CAC. This exhibition presents earlier iterations of the artists' work, offering viewers a glimpse of solo shows to come beginning January 2012. PREVIEW is curated by CAC Exhibition Assistant Karen Greenwalt, PhD Candidate in the Art History Department at University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Coalition Gallery presents Time Signatures
Different artists approach temporality in a variety of ways, but it is nonetheless an ever-present factor throughout the creative process. Artists navigate multiple temporal planes simultaneously, thereby creating unique "time signatures" that are particular to their process and subsequently embedded in the work of art itself. One can look at the brush strokes, scratches, and layerings of a painting and easily see the residue of these signatures; but they are also present in the editing techniques of the videographer, the collagist, the installation artist, and so on.

For Time Signatures, the metaphor of this musical term lends itself to a deeper reading of the group dynamic. The exhibition draws together artists of different backgrounds and working methodologies, each with their own unique artistic signature (with the temporal being one component of the sense of authorship and authenticity). When brought together in this group exhibition format, the different artists and their individual time signatures relate to one another in unexpected and exciting ways. Moments of harmony and discord allow the works to take on additional meanings as they relate to the works around them, whether in opposition or in unforeseen moments of synchronicity.

Coalition Gallery Artists participating in Time Signatures include Bryan Boomershine, Robin Dluzen, Jori Foreman, Nathalie Gribinski, Christie Helm, Bernell Loeb, Zach Mory, Brad Nugent, Dimitri Pavlotsky, Adrienne Pike, Sarah Rehmer, Shawn Stucky and Connie Wolfe. Time Signatures is curated by Steven L Bridges, Coordinator of Exhibitions and Teaching Artist at Marwen and Editor of the exhibition journal series Exchange Radical Moments. 

PREVIEW and Time Signatures will run August 19 – September 16 and are free and open to the public.

Music provided by DJ Moppy (Cutz on Cuts, Cage & Aquarium).

Coalition Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10pm to 5pm. Fridays, 9am-1pm. Saturdays, 12pm to 6pm. Or by appointment.
Ph: 312.491.8888

Free and open to the public

[Images from Top Right: Amber Hawk Swanson, Robin Dluzen, Dimitri Pavlotsky, Kathy Trumbull Fimreite, Sarah Belknap & Joseph Belknap, Gwynne Johnson]