Jul 9th 2021

Lindsey Dorr-Niro: Reiterative Forms

@ Wedge Projects

1448 Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Friday, July 9th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, July 30th

Wedge Projects is excited to announce an interim reception for Lindsey Dorr-Niro’s ongoing residency/exhibition on Friday July 9th, 6 – 9 PM.

The residency, which ends July 30th, doubles as an exhibition that, though highly structured, is evolving without a predetermined path and will continue to modulate, culminating in a closing event the weekend of July 24th (date/time TBD — stay tuned!).

We look forward to seeing you all on the 9th!

Also, feel free to reach out if you’d like to come by at some other time, day or evening, after the 9th as either Lindsey or I can meet you.
Best Regards,


Lindsey Dorr-Niro is concerned with the ways in which neoliberal political ideology, which seeks to financialize every aspect of existence, becomes spatialized and subsequently naturalized, circumscribing not only the political imaginary but the imagination—our very ability to “hallucinate an alternative.” This ideological-cum-perceptual limitation, she argues, combined with our increasingly mediated, indirect, individualized, and immaterial engagement with the world, has produced exceedingly disembodied and thus disempowered modern subjects.

In response to these conditions, primarily through large scale installations, Dorr-Niro orchestrates diverse contemplative platforms and spaces of entanglement that invite the viewer to pause and consider not only what but how it is they are experiencing. Through this kind of engaged vision, viewers are invited to reframe and reorient themselves — to consider new ways of being in and for the world.

Her work insists on embodiment (direct perception) as a precursor to agency—specifically the embodied perception of the “constructed-ness” of reality. Whether the subject is a space, sculpture, video, photograph, text, or lecture, her work enacts and highlights interdependencies–processes and relations of connection, modulation, potential, and transformation—illuminating in the viewer their innate capacity to imagine and construct the world and themselves otherwise. This insistence on transformative potential aims to facilitate an embodied, conscious, and ecstatic alternative to the amnesiac conditions of our contemporary neoliberal landscape.

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