Oct 3rd 2013

Imperfect Symmetry: A Compendium
Curated by Sara Black and Karsten Lund

For this experimental group exhibition, thirteen artists or collaborators explore manifestations of “imperfect symmetry”—a phenomenon emerging at the hazy border of two more familiar concepts, symmetry and asymmetry. Through photographs, videos, sculptures, sound works and performances, these artists offer varied interpretations of this odd but evocative notion, which is potentially full of metaphorical or interpersonal meaning.

Together the artists’ wide artworks and live performances amount to a compendium of sorts: an inventory of examples or an anthology that gradually build toward a more complete and nuanced view of its topic. The exhibition is also accompanied by a printed publication which features additional material by all the participants. In its printed form, the publication is both an extension and an oblique reflection of the exhibition in the gallery space.

A program of performances* will take place on October 25, 8pm at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, 1136 N. Milwaukee Avenue, www.dfbrl8r.org

Participating artists:

Sarah & Joseph Belknap
Troy Briggs
Scott Carter
Escape Group (Anthony Romero & Jillian Soto)
Alan & Michael Fleming*
David Horvitz
Judith Leemann
Lucky Dragons* (Luke Fischbeck & Sarah Rara)
Jessica Hyatt & Holly Murkerson
Michael Robinson
Brian Rush
Carrie Schneider
Younger* (Matt Joynt & Ryan Daniel Hammer)

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