Noble & Superior Projects presents ALPHABETIZATION, 5/7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.
Noble & Superior Projects is a contemporary arts gallery simultaneously balancing the work of installation artists whose work can only be understood through experience as well as artists whose work is easily/affordably distributed and exchanged.
Accessibility Is Key.
While we are interested in conceptual and philosophical origins in production, we also appreciate the aesthetic and sublime as a point of entry for our visitors.
NASP is open to the public Saturdays 12-6 and for monthly opening exhibitions.
We are always accepting submissions as well as applications for interns.
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Noble & Superior Projects
1418 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60642