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Chantel Foretich

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Untitled, 2010 Mixed 5"w X 4"h X 4"d
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Hope Street, 2010 Mixed 4"w X 6"h X 3"d
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City Opera Cubicle, 2010 Mixed 10"w X 7"h X 7"d
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Dr. Gordon's office, 2003 Mixed 9"w X 9"h X 9"d
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American Legion, 2010 Mixed 8"w X 12"h X 11"d
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Five places surrounding phonebooth inside phonebooth, Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, New York, 2007 Mixed 13"w X 3"h X 4"d
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Untitled, 2007 Mixed, Fingernails, Glycerin, Electric Motor 3"w X 10"h X 3"d
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Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 2003 Mixed, Electric Motors Variable
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Gulf Shores, Alabama, 2004 Mixed, Viewer Winds Key, "life Is Beautiful" Plays as Ocean Rolls Forward 5"h X 5"w X 5"d
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Drown in Teaspoon, 2007 Media, Working Fountain Variable
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mississippi
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, landscape, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

Chantel Foretich makes small-scale constructions referencing real and literary places - many are animated with electric motors or music-box mechanisms.  Works include shrunken versions of swimming pools, doctor's offices, cubicles, and bedrooms, all of which build onto each other and into larger landscapes.

Group Exhibitions

Room without a View, Freies Museum, Berlin, 2010

Prozess, Lyonsweir Gallery, New York, NY, 2009

Mixtape, 717 Studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

Bridge Art Fair, Catalina Hotel, Greene Contemporary, Miami, FL, 2007

The Encampment, Roosevelt Island, NY, 2007

Conflux, Williamsburg, NY, 2007

Thirty Second Spot, Cuchifritos, New York, NY, 2007

Peekskill Project 2006, window installation, Peekskill, NY, 2006

The Studio Visit, video installation, Exit Art, New York, NY, 2006

Traffic, Exit Art, New York, NY, 2005

EA50, HERE Arts Center, New York, NY, 2004

Home, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY, 2003

Dreamy, Ziehersmith Gallery, New York, NY, 2003

Miss Lower East Side Pageant, Talent: Music boxes, hosted by Mr. Murray Hill, Slipper Room, New York, NY, 2002

Jean Bordeaux Florida Sculpture Show, LeMoyne Art Museum, Tallahassee, FL, 2000

The Devil Made Me Do It, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL, 1999

Featuring Florida '98, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, 1999

Art to Arm the Women of Hattiesburg, The Cha-Cha Palace, Hattiesburg, MS, 1993

Hub City Panorama, The Studio / Hattiesburg Public Library, National Endowment for the Arts, Hattiesburg, MS, 1992

Hattiesburg: The Other Mississippi, Gallery 203, Hattiesburg, MS 1992

 

Solo Exhibitions

Paperplate Throw, La Lunchonette window installation, New York, NY, 2004

Nebraska Avenue, La Lunchonette window installation, New York, NY, 2003

Musicboxes & Dioramas, Apocalyposo, New York, NY, 2002

Entre Nous, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, MS, 1998

Recollections and Lovers, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1997

 

Residencies

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY 2010

Tin Shop, Breckenridge, CO, 2007

 

Bibliography

New York Arts Magazine, "Toward a Motionless Childhood," Cecilia Muhlstein, September / October 2006

Time Out New York, "Critics' Pick," Katherine Wheelock, September 12, 2002

Village Voice, "La Dolce Musto," Michael Musto, February 12, 2002