YOU ARE LOOKING AT ART ABOUT LOOKING AT ART: Featuring the work of Joseph Grigely, Eric Fleischauer, Jason Lazarus, and Anonymous
November 12-December 11, 2010
Noble & Superior Projects
1418 W. Superior Chicago IL Opening Reception: Friday, November 12 (6-10pm) Noble & Superior Projects is pleased to announce its upcoming group show YOU ARE LOOKING AT ART ABOUT LOOKING AT ART featuring the work of Joseph Grigely, Eric Fleischauer, Jason Lazarus, and Anonymous
These four artists will present artworks that address relationships between viewing and producing artwork with an awareness of the complex, cooperative exchange between "artist" and "audience" who act as simultaneous producers and consumers of artwork and images.
Joseph Grigely's assemblage of exhibition announcements and posters allows the viewer to interact with information contained in the enduring image of the event. In creating an archive of past events, Grigely comments both on the dissemination of artwork and the communications between artist and audience, exhibition venue and visitors.
Eric Fleischauer's works function simultaneously as sublime images and cultural criticism. His project is a "user-generated" commentary on the types of user-generated media he engages with, structuring arguments in response to distinctions between amateur and professional practitioners and critics.
Jason Lazurus' project acts as a mirror, reflecting both a tendency of self-reflection and engagement upon encountering an artist's work. In equating the words of both professional and casual critics, Lazarus allows the viewer to explore the differences between emotional and academic exploration of artworks.
Anonymous has submitted a series of proposals for both artist and viewing audience. Taking the shape of anonymous letters, the text and image collages will act as commentary orbiting the larger works of art while contributing subliminally to the issues raised in the show.
In addition to the work installed in the gallery, the artists and curators will contribute to a booklet of essays and images addressing concepts regarding experiencing art and images. This eponymous book will be distributed for free at the gallery.
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.
Please contact us at:
nobleandsuperior (at) gmail.com
or send physical materials to:
Noble & Superior Projects
1418 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60642