YOU ARE LOOKING AT ART ABOUT LOOKING AT ART
@ Noble and Superior Projects
1418 W Superior St, 2R, Chicago, IL 60642
Opening Friday, November 12th, from 6PM - 10PM
On view through Saturday, December 11th
Featuring the work of Joseph Grigely, Eric Fleischauer, Jason Lazarus, and Anonymous
These four artists will present artworks that address relationships between viewing and producing artwork with an awareness of the complex, cooperative exchange between “artist” and “audience” who act as simultaneous producers and consumers of artwork and images.
Joseph Grigely’s assemblage of exhibition announcements and posters allows the viewer to interact with information contained in the enduring image of the event. In creating an archive of past events, Grigely comments both on the dissemination of artwork and the communications between artist and audience, exhibition venue and visitors.
Eric Fleischauer’s works function simultaneously as sublime images and cultural criticism. His project is a “user-generated” commentary on the types of user-generated media he engages with, structuring arguments in response to distinctions between amateur and professional practitioners and critics.
Jason Lazurus’ project acts as a mirror, reflecting both a tendency of self-reflection and engagement upon encountering an artist’s work. In equating the words of both professional and casual critics, Lazarus allows the viewer to explore the differences between emotional and academic exploration of artworks.
Anonymous has submitted a series of proposals for both artist and viewing audience. Taking the shape of anonymous letters, the text and image collages will act as commentary orbiting the larger works of art while contributing subliminally to the issues raised in the show.
In addition to the work installed in the gallery, the artists and curators will contribute to a booklet of text and images addressing concepts regarding experiencing art and images. This eponymous book will be distributed for free at the gallery.
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