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skin set drawings: the space between the letters, 2013 Ballpoint, Coffee, and Correction Fluid on White Art Paper 9 X 11.5 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Renaissance Society
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skin set drawings: the space between the letters , 2013 Ballpoint, Correction Fluid, Marker and Pencil on White Art Paper 9 X 11.5 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Renaissance Society
FORLESEN

5811 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
April 28th, 2013 - June 23rd, 2013
Opening: April 28th, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.renaissancesociety.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
South Side
EMAIL:  
info@renaissancesociety.org
PHONE:  
(773) 702-8670
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
video installation, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The Renaissance Society presents Forlesen, solo exhibition by William Pope.L, on view April 28 to June 23, 2013.  Join us for the opening reception on Sunday, April 28 from 4-7pm with an artist talk from 5-6pm.    

Titled after a short story by the celebrated science fiction writer Gene Wolfe, Forlesen will feature a new body of work (drawings, sculpture, and a video installation).  This exhibition will feature a 10 foot high wooden sculpture entitled "Du Bois Machine," approximately 50 new “skin set” drawings, and a video work of abstract imagery that is derived from bargain bin VHS tapes.  Pope.L was intrigued by the structure of Wolfe's story, which resembles a parable whose lesson is illustrated symbolically and is wholly open to interpretation.  Rather than plot-driven, Forlesen, the short story, is a string of bizarre episodes that add up to a story only through the reader’s subjective decoding.  Pope.L wanted to create an installation with this same effect: the relationship of the art works within the installation to one another, and ultimately to the exhibition as a whole, is ambiguous and continually in question.