Jul 1st 2016

Charles Fogarty: Why All Things Happen

@ Fernwey

916 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, July 1st, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, August 7th

Fernwey Gallery is pleased to present “Why All Things Happen”, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Charles Fogarty, and curated by Ruslana Lichtzier. Please join us and the artist for an opening reception on Friday July 1st, from 7-10pm at 916 N Damen Avenue, Chicago.

“Time passes in moments… moments which, rushing past, define the path of a life, just as surely as they lead towards its end. How rarely do we stop to examine that path, to see the reasons why all things happen, to consider whether the path we take in life is our own making, or simply one into which we drift eyes closed. But what if we could stop, pause to take stock of each precious moment before it passes? Might we then see the endless forks in the road that have shaped a life? And, seeing those choices, choose another path?”
-Dana Scully, “The X-Files”

Charles Fogarty, born in the US, is an artist and a writer, predominantly works with video and performance. Fogarty holds studied Conceptual Art and Political Science in Dallas County Community College and The Art Institute of Chicago. Recently, Fogarty was featured in the CODEC Video Festival from Mexico City. Last year, Fogarty spent traveling around and working in Central and South America. He currently looking for a place to live.

Ruslana Lichtzier is a writer, curator and artist. Born in Russia and raised in Israel, she received her BFA with honors from Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Jerusalem, Israel) and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (Illinois). Her background as a migrant is a principal force in creating cultural productions that push toward the radicalization of differences while highlighting ethical stands. Considering herself a subject of history, her work links between the highly personal and the political sphere. Recent productions include the 2015 research project in form of a group exhibition Terrorists in The Library, at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois, and the group exhibition Familiar Malaise, which was completed as part of a curatorial fellowship at ACRE in Chicago, Illinois. Lichtzier is currently head curator of Efrain Lopez Gallery (Chicago, Illinois) and an instructor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The project is sponsored by CODEC Video Festival, Mexico City.

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