• DOGS CHASE BALLS
    Curated by NO SPACE @ Carrie Secrist Gallery
    Installation view, November 22, 2014 – January 31, 2015
    Photo: Sara Condo

DOGS CHASE BALLS curated by NO SPACE

November 22, 2014—January 31, 2015


We need something real, essential, that’s in front of our faces, and we need to believe deeply in it. We don’t need hypotheticals, we don’t need speculation, we want to touch things, feel them, trust them. We need to wade into art and surround ourselves with it. We’ve become apathetic and callous. We spent the whole day on our laptops. Now we’re noticing details; looking for short fleeting gestures to savor and unreel. The textures on walls. The sound of the leaves shaking in the breeze. Burnt out cars. Butterflies. Poetry germinates. Dogs chase balls.

Featuring work by
Katie Hickman
Bradford Kessler
Puppies Puppies
Josh Reames
Kat Schneider

*A portion of the exhibition’s proceeds will be donated to PAWS Chicago*

About the Curators and Artists:

NO SPACE is an itinerant artist-run project space based primarily online and secondarily IRL in Mexico City.

Katie Hickman (b. 1988, Youngstown, OH; lives and works in New York, NY) received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.

Bradford Kessler (b. 1982, High Plains, KS; lives and works in New York, NY) is an MFA recipient of the School of Visual Arts, New York. Solo exhibitions include Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming); 247365, New York, NY; Welcome Screen, London, UK; Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics, Brooklyn, NY; and Dafeng Gallery, Beijing.

Puppies Puppies (b. 1989, Dallas, TX; lives and works in Chicago, IL) woof woof woof woof woof.

Josh Reames (b. 1985, Dallas, TX; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) is an MFA recipient of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy (forthcoming); Moroso Projects, San Francisco, CA; Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA; Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX; and Union League Club, Chicago, IL.

Kat Schneider (b. 1990, New York) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. For more information on her practice please visit http://do99in.tumblr.com/

Please contact Stevie Greco on 312.491.0917 for further information.

Images

  • DOGS CHASE BALLS
    Curated by NO SPACE @ Carrie Secrist Gallery
    Installation view, November 22, 2014 – January 31, 2015
    Photo: Sara Condo

  • Josh Reames
    Infinite Scroll (#1) and Infinite Scroll (#2), 2014
    Acrylic on canvas
    Diptych: 70 x 72 inches

  • Josh Reames
    Untitled (Tennis), 2014
    Acrylic on canvas
    36 x 40 inches

  • Puppies Puppies
    A Stapled Document For A Show About Dogs, 2014
    Stapled document 8 1/2 x 11 inches
    Open edition

  • Kat Schneider
    Aesthetic Contemplation, 2013
    Freedom-brand aluminum pet door, single-channel video
    15.75 x 10.13 inches
    Edition of three

    Wipe Yr Paws, 2013
    Dirt on carpet
    Dimensions vary

    Toys,
     2013
    Hardcover book
    8.5 x 8.5 inches
    Edition of three

  • DOGS CHASE BALLS
    Curated by NO SPACE @ Carrie Secrist Gallery
    Installation view, November 22, 2014 – January 31, 2015
    Photo: Sara Condo

  • Bradford Kessler
    device for deep drift (bad echo), 2014
    Leather dog harness, cast vinyl decals, chain with nylon strap
    72 h. x 30 x 15 inches
  • Katie Hickman
    Dog Star (Reclining With Dog), 2014
    Digital print, frame
    Image: 6 x 4 Inches; Frame: 7.25 x 5 inches

    The Fall Of The Dog, 2014
    Digital print, frame
    Image: 4 x 6 inches; Frame: 7.5 x 5 inches

  • Bradford Kessler
    smells like friends, 2013
    Plastic casts, my mucus, topical analgesic rub
    2 x 2 x 3 inches each
    Unique set of twelve

  • DOGS CHASE BALLS
    Curated by NO SPACE @ Carrie Secrist Gallery
    Installation view, November 22, 2014 – January 31, 2015
    Photo: Sara Condo

  • Puppies Puppies
    One Can’t Be A Puppy Forever (Green), 2014
    Yellow Fuji Spider Mums in vase with blue food coloring
    Dimensions vary

  • Josh Reames
    bigger ballzzz, 2014
    Acrylic on canvas
    36 x 40 inches

  • NO SPACE
    Dogs Chase Balls, 2014
    Video shot on iPhone
    3:43, infinite loop

  • NO SPACE
    Dog friendly tennis ball, 2014
    Tennis ball, acrylic fabric paint
    2.7-inch diameter
    Limited  edition

  • NO SPACE
    Dog friendly tennis ball, 2014
    Tennis ball, acrylic fabric paint
    2.7-inch diameter
    Limited  edition

  • DOGS CHASE BALLS
    Curated by NO SPACE @ Carrie Secrist Gallery
    Installation view, November 22, 2014 – January 31, 2015
    Photo: Sara Condo

Selected Press