November 6-28, 2010
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6th from 6-10 p.m.
2007 N. Point ST
Chicago, IL 60647
Artist/curator Andrew J. Greene, regarding this exhibition:
A FEW WORDS ON FORMALISM AND CONCEPTUALISM
Formalism = Conceptualism
Process and materiality result in historical mark-making. Mark-making becomes indexed and self referential, process and materials are arbitrary. It is okay to be beautiful.
Aesthetic superficiality > Concept
Derived presentation methods and aesthetic modes dominate meaning. Art objects signify signifiers. Language is rendered as useless.
1. Aesthetic "beauty" is okay.
2. Use of language to interpret objects inhibits potential.