Mar 11th 2011


@ New Capital

3114 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Friday, March 11th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, April 24th

The form and content of Ben Gill’s rich and irregular vocabulary, pushes the reach of context. For the past decade, Ben Gill’s work has explored the often confused, specific meaning of objects.

This exhibition of new work includes previously displayed works. More than a nod to personal history, their inclusion compounds the underlying structures of narrative.

The race against ideology is a paradigm of Ben Gill’s artistic production. Surface and pliability of narrative structure are a conscious target, rather than an a priori habitus. The works resist categorization. The paintings are sculptures. The sculptures are paintings. His photo-based works are not photography. They could be identified as fiction novels, not because they are scans of fiction novel covers.

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