Jan 16th 2010

Bob Linder

@ He said, She said

216 N Harvey Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Opening Saturday, January 16th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, February 13th

He Said-She Said and Britton Bertran are pleased to present a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Bob Linder. Located in the domestic setting of He Said-She Said, a quaint home in the western suburbs of Chicago, Bob Linder’s artwork plays with a variety of conceptual tactics aimed at re-contextualizing the way everyday objects inform the way we interpret living in this, today’s world.

Bob Linder works in a variety of accessible mediums – sculpture, video, tie-dying, drawings and prints – to create environments that explore a more or less accessible punk banality. In doing so, viewers are simultaneously exposed to a sort of angst that culminates in a passive-aggressive sensibility. In choosing particular elements of our culture that deal with alternative solutions to reality, Linder’s work smother context in a way that creates new interpretations for alternate realities.

Capitalizing on He Said-She Said’s natural domesticity (namely the suburban home of proprietors Pamela Fraser, Randall Szott and their young son Oliver), the artwork develops an increased sentimentality. Within an animated/activated space designed and processed as a place for living, Linder’s work ushers in a new reality that takes on added meaning in an environment that has it’s own everyday realties. This results in a dynamic dramatization of both space and time.

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