Aug 28th 2011

Timothy Bergstrom – Sound & Vision

@ devening projects + editions

3039 West Carroll, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Sunday, August 28th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, October 8th

In the off space, Timothy Bergstrom is showing recent paintings in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. These “Glounds” — a curious combination of glue and sound — begin with invented language and quickly move to pure material and process. The words act as both a structure and foil for this young Chicago painter who’s been experimenting with material formulas to achieve the amazing results found in this new work. It’s his desire to solidify the phonetic and tonal effects of language which he achieves using material to build surfaces that pulsate and transmit. As the paintings progress, the words are buried under the layers of glue, paint, floss and wire that eventually build to a dense topography. The paintings have a strong connection to 20th Century process-based abstraction found in artists like Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Günther Uecker and Lee Bontecou. But Timothy’s paintings are much more exuberant; evidence of his energy, passion and love of material and gesture is found everywhere on the surfaces of these new canvases.

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