Fernwey Gallery is pleased to present a screening of “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 a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with Charles on Wednesday July 27th at 6:30pm at 916 N Damen Avenue, Chicago.
Charles Fogarty is a US born artist and a writer, whom predominantly works with video and performance. He studied Conceptual Art and Political Science in Dallas County Community College and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recently he was featured in the CODEC Video Festival from Mexico City, and spent the last year traveling around and working in Central and South America.
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.