May 25th 2014

Mistakes Have Hidden Intention; New work from Berlin

@ Devening Projects + Editions

3039 W Carroll St., Chicago IL

Opening Sunday, May 25th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, June 28th

devening projects + editions is excited to invite you to the last exhibition of our 2013/2014 season. Please join us on Sunday, May 25th for Mistakes Have Hidden Intention a group exhibition featuring Berlin-based artists Charlotte Bastian, Kiki Gebauer, Simone Häckel, Christine Niehoff, Annette Sonnewend and Bettina Weiß, all of whom are affiliated with Scotty Enterprises, a six-year-old gallery project based in Kreuzberg.

All the artists will be here from Berlin so come help us celebrate the show and the start of summer.
Opening reception: Sunday, May 25, 4 – 7pm

Mistakes, blind gaps and missteps are curiously effective vehicles to open space. Errors signal new options and dimensions. In Mistakes Have Hidden Intention, they act as a kind of connective tissue joining the work from six artists living in Berlin and affiliated with Scotty Enterprises, a gallery project based in Kreuzberg.

The glitch, the crack and the flaw all plead for space. They’re a breach of rules, a blink in perception. They restore depth to pictures, videos and/or installations and when considering the cut in a film, the break is the mysteriously absent space between two scenes. This gap allows the viewer to get in, to enter the story and ultimately to engage. Fantasy is a way of continuing the story; it works it through.

For Jean-Luc Godard the cuts in film were the redemption of reality: Particularly through it cutouts, breaks and dithers; cinema generates reality. The breaks are like dashes; in this exhibition the artists use these seek moments of silence, visualizations of the hidden, presence of absence, reversing of gears. They approach the project through varied means. The exhibition will include painting, drawing, sculpture, video and installation.

In addition to Mistakes Have Hidden Intention, Seth Hunter will continue his year-long residency with the gallery with a new installation.

gallery hours: Saturdays 1 – 5 pm

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