In ‘Dig,Dig,Dig’, Mahn presents an installation of nearly three dozen paintings which will shift in arrangement over the course of the exhibition. Inspired by the idiosyncrasies of repetition, each canvas contains a parallel motif: a single black line traversing the center of a chalky-white ground. Though each canvas is unique, they coalesce into a larger installation that questions process and purpose amidst Comfort Station’s distinctive space and architecture.
Clay Mahn (b.1988, Missoula, MT) lives and works in Chicago, IL. His practice playfully engages elements of language, abstraction, and repetition through a precarious use of simple motifs, materials, and forms. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Softer Thoughts’ at Devening Projects+Editions in Chicago, IL and ‘Bad Habits’ at FalseFront in Portland, OR. Mahn received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 and his BFA from The University of Montana’s College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2012.