Google Searching for God

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God Sighting A(79219 staufen im Breisgau, Germany) Chromira Print 24 X 36 In. © Jason Ferguson
Google searching for God © ebers|B9
Google Searching for God

213 N. Morgan #3C
Chicago, IL 60607
August 21st, 2009 - September 19th, 2009

West Loop/West Town
Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6 pm
cyberspace, sculpture


ebersb9 is pleased to announce its next solo exhibition "Google Searching for God" by Jason Ferguson

Google Searching for God is the documentation of artist Jason Ferguson’s literal search for “God” in cyberspace. The work exhibited at ebersb9 presents his use of the #1 rated search engine GOOGLE (according to comScore’s monthly search engine rankings), to search for the one thing that mankind has sought throughout history, evidence of a higher power. Since Ferguson’s search began, the number of hits for the keyword “God” has fluctuated between four hundred fifty million and four hundred ninety million websites depending on the addition or removal of sites each day. The work presented in this exhibition represents only part of much larger project. Mirroring empirical proof of the existence of God, this is a life-long project with no determined end. Humor plays an important role in the communication process. Ferguson uses humor in his work because he finds it to be a suitable catalyst for extended thought. Whether performing a postmortem examination on La-Z-Boy recliner, or working with a live cow in order to establish an isolation from the herd, the work exploits objects of direct experience and explores our relationship with our daily surroundings.

Ferguson has exhibited widely throughout the Unites States. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

ebersb9 is an apartment gallery|project space featuring emerging and established artists in all media. The goal of ebersb9 is to promote and collaborate with artists, curators, and projects to continue conversations and development of contemporary art.