Ryan Fenchel’s new body of work, The Adept Wept, combines two threads of his recent practice, paintings and light boxes. Developed from an intuitive studio practice, the vessel-like shapes that appear in the paintings provide an expressive outlet for a variety of formal ideas situated within conceptual constructs. The light boxes on view borrow their structural and graphic format from Japanese bar signs while originating form the same world as the visually textured paintings.
“Art as an important part of (sic) ceremonial is a conscious and determined effort to make important symbols visible and permanent.”
– Lewis, Phillip H. “A Definition of Primitive Art.” Fieldiana, Anthropology, v.36, no.10. p.224, 1961.
Painting, Charming As Hell, A review of Ryan Fenchel at Carrie Secrist Gallery
Andrew Holmquist’s exhibition STAGE LEFT was named one of Top 10 Chicago exhibitions for 2016 by Art LTD!
Dannielle Tegeder’s solo exhibition Infrastructure opens Friday, June 5th at the Montclair Art Museum. Infrastructure features a site-specific wall installation, large-scale mobile, and series of animations that merge the interior and exterior spaces of the Museum.
Gallery artist Anne Lindberg will be presenting a new body of work at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, January 16 – March 13, 2016.
Tele-nova is curated by Robyn Farrell and will be on view at ACRE TV from September 1 – October 31, 2015.