Apr 7th 2019

Sun is Setting/Faith in Strangers

@ Devening Projects

3039 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Sunday, April 7th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, May 18th

Devening Projects is very pleased to announce the opening of Sun is Setting/Faith in Strangers, an exhibition organized by Sean Sullivan that brings together a diverse group of international artists whose work intersects at points of shared passion and concern about the human condition. Featuring Jose Cabaco, Sky Glabush, Hernan Paganini, David Ryan, Sean Sullivan, Linne Urbye, and Allison Wade, the exhibition opens on April 7th and continues until May 18th, 2019

Monuments into Ruins, Ruins into Monuments
Sunrise is hopeful and renewing. Midday bright and blinding. Nighttime dark and mysterious.

Sunset is altogether different.

It alone in just a few fleeting moments slows the the world in a molasses of light and color, allowing us to reflect upon the passing of time, our own mortality and in a wider sense, our collective mortality.

This show is about the things we as humans build and believe in: relationships, societies, structures, systems, alliances. The plans we make. The monuments that turn into ruins and the ruins we turn into monuments.

Through varied studio practices each artist combines disparate materials to find some new way forward: sand and oil paint, concrete and canvas, steel and fabric, technology, light, time and the ephemera of our collective history. It is in and through these results we can see the world – it’s promise, it’s decay and it’s renewal.
— Sean Sullivan, 2019

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