May 31st 2019

William Counter: Simple Spells

@ Firecat Projects

2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, May 31st, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, June 21st

Firecat Projects presents “Simple Spells”, a one-person exhibition featuring the works of Kansas artist William Counter.

Media theorist Dick Hebdige identifies an individual as a bricoleur when they ‘appropriate another range of commodities by placing them in a symbolic ensemble which serve to erase or subvert their original straight meanings.’

‘Simple Spells’ is a visual example of bricolage, where the artist has collected common objects- yardsticks, advertisement flyers- and utilized them to facilitate a vision based on ‘magical thinking’. This is an Outsider art where the objects themselves are to be experienced through their talismanic value and numinous qualities.

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