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Untitled, 2011 Oil, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Graphite, Glitter, Acrylic Grass, And Collage On Canvas 22 X 18 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and 65GRAND
Tower, 2011 Ink, Wood Filler, Wood 31 X 24 X19 Inches © David Corbett

3252 W North Ave.
60647 Chicago
February 24th, 2012 - March 24th, 2012
Opening: February 24th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

River North/Near North Side
Thu 6-9; Fri-Sat 12-6
mixed-media, sculpture


65GRAND is pleased to present The Long Cut, a group exhibition organized by the gallery. Featuring the work of Timothy Bergstrom, David Corbett, Nancy Kim and Trew Schriefer, this exhibition brings together artists related not by style or form as much as through process and their approach to making.

We take a short cut to get where we're going as fast as possible. And rather than taking the "scenic route" and getting lost, "The Long Cut" somewhat humorously implies a willfully drawn out methodology. No less intentional, no less developed, but not as concerned with forming a plan and executing it, the long cut is a way to make time for discovery. What connects these artists working in painting, sculpture and mixed media is an approach to exploration through-and of-material and means. Some people are commuters on their way to work, some are flaneurs.

Timothy Bergrstrom lives and works in New York, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include Sound and Vision at Deveing Projects + Editions (Chicago) in 2011; and Design, Drama and Discord at Hungryman Gallery (Chicago) in 2010. Group exhibitions include A Table Big Enough for Company at The Suburban (Oak Park) in 2011; and oil, foil, WALLS, and toil at Robert Bills Contemporary (Chicago); Laughing As A Young Man, curated by José Lerma, at Southfirst (Brooklyn, NY) and New Insight, curated by Susanne Ghez, at Art Chicago (Chicago) all in 2010. His work has been written about on and Chicago Art Review.

David Corbett lives and works in Portland, OR. Recent solo exhibitions include New Work at Linfield College Gallery, McMinnville, OR in 2010; Change makes it new at 65GRAND in 2009 and Light Brings Dark Brings Light, also at 65GRAND, in 2007; and Mixed Media at McHenry College Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL also in 2007. Corbett is also included in the group exhibition Southern Pacific, organized by Homeland Gallery, which is travelling from Houston to Marfa, TX and to Portland, OR. His work has been featured in Flavorpill, New American Paintings, New City, The Oregonian and Portland Modern.

Nancy Kim lives and works in Chicago, IL. Recent exhibitions include B.A.D. curated by Larry Lee at the Beverly Arts Center (Chicago) which closed earlier this month; Ha__&__lf at Sound Art Space for Contemporary Art (Laredo, TX) which travelled to the Centro Cultural Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas, Mexico) in 2007; and watershed, a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2006. In 2011 Kim contributed to Texture.txt, published by Regina Rex (New York).

Trew Schriefer lives and works in Moline, IL. Recent solo exhibitions include I Know I am, But What Am I at Heavy Brow Gallery (Bloomington, IL) in 2011 and Perceptions of Reverie at Ebersmoore Gallery (Chicago) in 2010. Selected group exhibitions include the upcoming Robots Will Keep Us As Pets at Alderman Exhibitions (Chicago); Ruptures at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary (St Louis, MO) in 2011; All New and Exciting at McLean County Art Center (Bloomington, IL) in 2010; and Bitch'n at Bad Dog Gallery (DeKalb, IL) in 2008.