Single Channels

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Wood, 2007 Animation On Dvd 1:25 Min
Single Channels

845 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
June 12th, 2009 - July 10th, 2009
Opening: June 12th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Open by appointment


Tony Wight Gallery is pleased to present Single Channels, an exhibition of animated video works by Timothy Hutchings, Jacco Olivier, and Allison Schulnik.

Timothy Hutchings’ video, The Battle of the Mass, focuses on a sculpture that while constructed from cardboard invokes a sensibility that is minimalist. The hand of the artist is not visable yet the sculpture accumulates layers and layers of paint that become patterns moving in sync with the video’s sprightly lo-fi soundtrack. The flatness and color of the animated patterning defines and then confounds the sculpture’s geometry, which anxiously oscillates between two and three dimensions.

Jacco Olivier is a filmmaker whose evocative pieces merge painting with moving image. Olivier assiduously photographs his paintings at innumerable stages of their construction and compiles them as an animation that moves between narrative and abstraction. The finished works are enigmatic and poignant. Wood is a dreamlike narrative, a stunningly elegant articulation that belies the simple moments described.

The protaganist in Allison Schulnik’s claymation Hobo Clown, a ‘hobo clown’, is situated alone within a surreal world. Throughout the fractured, hallucinatory narrative, the divisions between the solitary figure and the set pieces disappear as both are made subject to completely plastic chimerical manipulation.

Timothy Hutchings received his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 1998 and lives and works in New York. Hutchings’ recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), I-20 Gallery (New York), and the Sydney College of Art (Sydney). Group exhibitions include institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) and the Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid).

Jacco Olivier graduated from the Rijksakademie in 1998 and lives and works in Amsterdam. He has had solo exhibitions at Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Victoria Miro Gallery (London) and Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin). Olivier’s work was included in the 2005 Prague Biennale and group exhibitions at the Istanbul Modern (Istanbul), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver) and Centre pour l’image contemporaine Saint-Gervais (Geneva).