Thursday, May 27, 2010

Noble & Superior Projects presents SENSE OBJECTS, 6/4


SENSE OBJECTS: Featuring the work of Kate O'Neill and Rebecca Kressley

June 4-July 7, 2010

Noble & Superior Projects 1418 W. Superior Chicago, IL

Opening Reception: Friday, June 4 (6-10pm)
Noble & Superior Projects is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition SENSE OBJECTS, opening Friday, June 4 featuring the work of Kate O'Neill and Rebecca Kressley.

Kate O'Neill's series of black and white photographs, Third Law, are constructed to distort the spatial orientation and perceived perspective of the image while embracing their suspended existence. Third Law is a series of constructed performances arranged for the camera, employing banal materials and delving into futile gestures, ambiguity and absurd compositions.

Kate O'Neill received her B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005 and has exhibited extensively in Chicago.

Rebecca Kressley’s installation ON THE SOUTH LOCK OVER SHINE conjures sensuous experiences through careful arrangements of materials. The physical construction of the work alongside the sound composition, Dragging the Hound, creates an immersive encounter of mediated viewership. Kressley emphasizes the aesthetic possibilities of these carefully chosen everyday materials and as the installation subtly changes over time, the decay and collapse of the materials allow for a complex evolution of experience.

Rebecca Kressley received her M.F.A. from the Slade School of Art in 2009. Kressley was an Artist in Residence at Experimental Sound Studio in 2005 and has since exhibited and lectured internationally.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


We were Nick-Cannon-Wilin'-Out on Friday, thanks to the crowd that crowded into the crowded opening for Daniel Lavitt, Brook Jonquil, Eric Fleischauer, Scott Carter and Brandon Alvendia. Such a fun and huge opening! Huge shout-outs to our interns Hiba and Elliot!
Szremski, you crazy for this one!!

the spread!

Scott Carter "On Matter, On Memories"

Crowd around Brookhart Jonquil's "Untitled" and Eric Fleischauer's "Assigned + Recommended"

Intern Hiba outside with Brandon Alvendia's "Remainders", interacting with Daniel Lavitt's "Grapevine"

Co-Curator Ania hiding next to Snack Reporter Jeriah Hildwine

2 many DJs

Mr. Carter's project spills out into the other rooms

heard thru tha grapevine...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Noble & Superior Projects presents ALPHABETIZATION, 5/7


ALPHABETIZATION: Featuring the work of Brandon Alvendia, Scott Carter, Eric Fleischauer, Brookhart Jonquil and Daniel Lavitt
Guest Curator: Ania Szremski

May 7-June 4, 2010

Noble & Superior Projects

1418 W. Superior Chicago IL

Opening Reception: Friday, May 7 (6-10pm)

Noble & Superior Projects is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition ALPHABETIZATION, opening Friday, May 7, featuring the work of Brandon Alvendia, Scott Carter, Eric Fleischauer, Brookhart Jonquil and Daniel Lavitt and guest curated with Ania Szremski.
These five artists explore methods of transforming language—through speech, academic texts and historical narrativevs—into experiences.

Daniel Lavitt’s GRAPEVINE is both a metaphor for informal transmission and dissemination of communication as well as a tangible interactive telecommunications network.

Brandon Alvendia’s REMAINDERS is a site of dissemination for books pulled from the public domain, printed inexpensively then bound by hand, emphasizing the contemporary condition of swift and economical propagation of information.

ON MATTER, ON MEMORIES is Scott Carter’s installation exploring the way shifting patterns of words affect memory of an event: a fan blows strips of text narrating the explosion of the Challenger spacecraft which mix with fragments of Bergson’s “Matter and Memory” and accrue indiscriminately throughout the gallery.

Brookhart Jonquil’s Untitled (Essay Without Words no. 1) creates a delicate, physical relationship with printed matter, one where the texts are reduced to identically deformed pieces of paper communicating only their fragile, carefully crafted, aesthetic existence.

Eric Fleischauer’s Assigned + Recommended is a large-scale digital animation of academic texts. Blurry, photocopied pages with underlining and marginalia are rendered even more illegible as they pulsate across the wall at a pace too swift to read, forming an overwhelming swarm of knowledge.