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Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart


Power Objects the Future has a Primitive Heart

Power Objects the Future has a Primitive Heart
March 14  - May 10, 2015

 Mariano Chavez,  First Date , 2007. Oil on canvas, 95.5 x 66.75 in. (242.5 x 169.5 cm).

Mariano Chavez, First Date, 2007. Oil on canvas, 95.5 x 66.75 in. (242.5 x 169.5 cm).

The French philosopher George Bataille said that at the heart of existence, we find art, and we find poetry, and we find a multitude of religions. Since the dawn of human consciousness we have had the desire for a dazzling feeling of richness, for the feeling of wonder at the world and the experience of life. Art is the foundation for communication among individuals of this feeling of wonder. From the first cave paintings and fertility statues, to “Post-Internet” art, the objective of both the artist and the viewer has been the same over 17,000 years. Art objects are in fact power objects – objects designed to express and connect to the sublime, the transcendental, the most powerful forces and instincts that animate human existence.


ARTISTS

Elijah Burgher
Born 1978 in Kingston, NY
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Mariano Chavez
Born 1974 in Big Wells, TX
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Chelsea Culp
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Daniel Douke
Born 1943 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Ron Ewert
Born 1982 in Glendale Heights, IL
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Ben Foch
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Andrew Guenther
Born 1976 in Wheaton, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Cody Hudson
Born 1971 in Kenosha, WI
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

James Krone
Born 1975 in Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Berlin, DE

Robert Montgomery
Born 1972 in Chapelhall, UK
Lives and works in London, UK

Rachel Niffenegger
Born 1985 in Evanston, IL
Lives and works in Chicago, IL
    and Amsterdam, N

David Pappaceno
Born 1975 in Hartford, CT
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Josh Reames
Born 1985 in Dallas, TX
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Jacques Louis Vidal
Born 1982 in Paris, France
Lives and works in Bridgeport, CT

Wendy White
Born 1971 in Deep River, CT
Lives and works in New York City, NY

Eric Yahnker
Born 1976 in Torrance, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Molly Zuckerman Hartung
Born 1975 in Los Gatos, CA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL


INSTALLATION PHOTOGRAPHY


THANK YOU

This exhibition supported in part by:

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

National Endowment for the Arts

CVLT PIZZA

Boxed Water

Earlier Event: February 13
Portraits by James Lacroix
Later Event: April 10
Art of the Lived Experiment