Aug 27th 2011

This is the Same as That

@ LVL3 Gallery

1542 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor Chicago, Illinois 60622

Opening Saturday, August 27th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, September 18th

This is the Same as That explores the relationship between the real and the unreal, the physical and the imagined. Working in photography, sculpture, installation and performance, both artists play with materiality and material limitations in order to create a natural duplicity. Murray investigates the processes of assimilation and accommodation and how they work together to create value through accumulation. Wilson combines photographic images of natural landscapes with architectural elements, calling upon and questioning the ability of an artwork to carry its viewer. Drawing from minimalist influences, Murray and Wilson maintain the authority of concept over and above object in each of their artistic practices, while still creating visually striking work attainable to all audiences.

Letha Wilson lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. In addition to her work having been exhibited nationally and internationally, Wilson has received a number of fellowships and awards, including a 2009 fellowship at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Her work has been mentioned in various publications, such as the New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Artnet Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Wilson recently completed an installation at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, on view through November 27th.

Dave Murray lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has received a number of fellowships and awards, including the 2010 Hearst Foundation Visiting Artist Grant at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. Murray’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most recently as part of a group show in The Queens Museum of Art in Queens, New York.

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