Jun 24th 2006

Meg Duguid & Catie Olson: Laugh Seriously

@ Dogmatic

1319 W Lake St, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Saturday, June 24th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, July 15th

June 24th, 2006

BSD, Butcher Shop/Dogmatic Announces

Laugh Seriously
New work by Meg Duguid and Catie Olson
Featuring Objects both Firm and Gaseous, Also works on paper and Performance

Laugh Seriously is a collaborative show based on a weird tracking of subject and object with in a fictional world of serious laughter. Duguid and Olson have excavated their gray matter and come up with a spine-tingling exhibition. The audience is invited to literally step directly into this duo’s work that features a laughing-gas chamber and an oxygen chamber, a homemade clown car, a joke wall, a chess game, and a map of what it all means.
While trying to fulfill the comedic rolls of the “straight man” and the “crack up” this team has created a serious of work that explores leisure, joke, and concentration. The opening itself will be a riot, with a beer party opening night along with a myriad of performances, including a hundred yard dash. Please dress accordingly and bring proper identification

Meg Duguid is a smiler, a laugher, and a joker. Utilizing the structures of comedy she explores the role humor plays in culture. Meg received her MFA from Bard College in 2005 and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She has exhibited and performed at the Chicago Cultural Center, the DUMBO arts festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, Flux Factory in Queens, and 667 Shotwell in San Francisco.

Catie Olson inevitably incorporporates humor into her work. She captures the humor bent ideas with still and motion film. Catie received her BFA from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000 and a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. Her work has been shown in various galleries and venues in Chicago. Some of Catie’s short films
have also been on travelling road shows throughout the US.
With the generous support of OxygenInc visit their home at www.OxygenInc.net

Opening Reception June24th
6pm until 10pm
Regular hours are Saturday 12 until 6pm
Or by Appointment through July 15th

BSD is located on the 3rd floor at 1319 W. Lake St
(312) 375-7757

Good luck to Mr. John Wanzel, a consummate thinker, Artist and confidant who’s leaving us for the gentle climate of New York. We’d also like to wish Gallery 2 good luck in finding a suitable replacement for you. EC Brown and Renee Gory are in September. Then after all that we have a return engagement with, James Leonard from New York in Mad Loud Mad Low during October. We also have work by, Dawn Reed and Carl Warnac so look for us in your future. If you would like more information about these or other programs visit us at www.dogmaticchicago.com

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