The past belongs to the present. The present is the conjunction of the future and the past.
Constructed in and around the footprint of Roger Brown’s second floor living space, this installation appropriates the structure of the home’s living and dining rooms while simultaneously invading their substances and transforming their contents. We as a collective are able to survey the space with more time having passed. While considering the future, we examine contemporary commodities as Brown may have viewed his collection amidst his own present. The ground floor is populated by objects which probe the aesthetic of the mundane, the nostalgia and enigma of the obsolete thing, the past versus the extant, and the space between art and utility. Viewers are invited to explore both the first and second floors, and draw comparisons between the two.
What is the fate of our objects?
This exhibition was collaboratively organized by its artists, Shirin Maleki, Qi Li, Yuxi Jin, Oltree Hui, Rachel Williamson, Isa Riquezes, Jin Lee, Maeve Coughlin and Mia Russell.
Roger Brown Study Collection
1926 N. Halsted
Friday, January 19th
Opening reception: 4-6pm.