Mutual Ruins presents recent work by Daniel Luedtke, Sarah Mosk, and Nicole White. Through collage, sculpture, and photography, each artist creates work that emphasizes the elimination of a previously held idea of space. Through both literal and conceptual destruction, the work repositions elements, often abstracting the pictorial plane. Taking seeming neutral surfaces, such as walls, corners, and windows, theses works use geometric composition to illuminate and embrace this previous life, creating insightful ruins in their wake.
Daniel Luedtke lives, labors and loves in Chicago and makes art between several mediums such as drawing, sculpture, video and music. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2013 and has exhibited work nationally and internationally in spaces such the Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, Devening Projects – Chicago, the Tom of Finland Foundation – Los Angeles, Sue Scott Gallery – New York and NP3 Gallery – Netherlands.
Sarah Mosk was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and received her BFA from Northern Illinois University. Her work has exhibited internationally and in Chicago at the the Midway Art Fair, The Hills Asthetic Center, Western Exhibitions, Ben Russell, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Roxaboxen, Nudashank in Baltimore and Nada art fair in Miami.
Nicole White is a photographer, curator, historian, and writer. She currently works as Assistant Director of Schneider Gallery, Adjunct Faculty at Wilbur Wright College, and equal operator of 3433, an experimental arts space in Old Irving Park. She holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art (2002), an MA in Art History from the University of Connecticut (2010), and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012). Recent selected exhibitions include: High Tide, Dossier Outpost, New York, NY (2014), Chicago Style, David Weinberg Photography, Chicago, IL (2013), and Process of Subtraction, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL (2013), Homeward Found, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2013).