Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
Curated by: ADDS DONNA

3252 West North Avenue
60647 Chicago
September 1st, 2011 - January 1st, 2012
Opening: December 4th, 2011 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

River North/Near North Side
Sat 12-5 and by appointment
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, landscape, surrealism, sculpture


ADDS DONNA presents
Lauren Carter , Yogi Proctor, Jo Hormuth, Michael Milano, Christina Leung, Gareth Long, Ama Saru & Hsiao Chen, Laura Mackin, Nicholas Cueva.
September 1, 2011 to January 1, 2012
3rd Reception to be held Dec 4, 2011 4-7pm
... Open Sundays 1 to 5 and by appointment.

Adds Donna is pleased to announce the second installment of WISHYOUWEREHERE, a full-season group exhibition aimed at determining how and when content begins (and potentially never ends). A public reception will take place on December 4, 2011 from 4 – 7 pm.

As the title for countless songs, albums, books, and films, Wish You Were Here cannot avoid the taint of association. For this WISHYOUWEREHERE, work will get a second chance. Viewers who attend throughout the season will be able to experience work that is physically present simultaneously along work that manifests as the unknown, or as work disappears, as memory or remainder. Participants in this extended exhibition not only have the autonomy to enter and exit at will, but also to exist in accord with the variables present as much as absent. Work will come, go, and sometimes initiate a rubric all it's own.

Since the initial opening in September, the works in WISHYOUWEREHERE have shifted and accumulated. They’ll continue to enter and exit throughout the durration of the exhibition, creating voids where pieces are missed as well as where new works are anticipated. This format of perpetual change is meant to encourange prolonged examination and supply an enriched temporal experience. The oscillation of content in relation to cultural climate, human condition, and other external forces can be expected to negotiate the terms of “concept” while experiencing life in the present. How can the promise of a void do more?

Though our public receptions mark large changes to the progression of work in time, viewers are highly encouraged to attend during open gallery hours as well (Sundays 1 -5 pm), as things are constantly in flux. The diligent viewer will be rewarded.

WISHYOUWEREHERE opened on September 1, 2011 and Closes January 1, 2012.

Receptions: September 11 2011 - October 30 2011- December 4 2011 from 4 – 7 pm.