Aug 14th 2021

KG & Rachel Youn: Water Cooler

@ LVL3 Gallery

1542 N Milwaukee Ave #3, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, August 14th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, September 26th

LVL3 is proud to present Water Cooler, a two-person exhibition featuring work by KG (Chicago) & Rachel Youn (St. Louis).

KG’s balanced textiles coalesce into playful faces, and foam out into fucked up frothy little laces, their precarious crafted shapes shifting between surface and image. By incorporating found objects, the repetitive process becomes a means of reflection, meditating on personal narratives and the rigidity and dismissal of Craft. Youn automates intimacy, giving failed devices another chance to replicate human touch. Their swaying plants speak for themselves, with unnatural gestures born from the machinic hum of secondhand massagers.

KG’s thin threads feign as river foam & Youn’s green plastics play out as erratic vegetal forms, placing the man-made and divine in between a rock and a hard place. Plastic leaves, crocheted doilies, and shooting decoys float the audience into the awkward intimacy of the water cooler office space.

Opening: Saturday, August 14th 6-10pm

Gallery hours are Sundays 1-4 pm and can also be made by appointment.
Email or call/text 312-469-0333 to reserve a time outside of gallery hours.

*If you are not vaccinated, masks must be worn to enter the gallery

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