A NAME FOR OFFSITE CURATORIAL AND CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS.
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Alexander Wolfe & Ryan Nault
5/18/2013 – 5/23/2013
LODOS is pleased to present Lifetime Activity, an exhibition of new work by artists Alexander Wolfe and Ryan Nault. Lifetime Activity will mark the end of LODOS in its Chicago location. The show opens Saturday, May 18th with a reception and cocktails from 7 – 10 PM.
For this exhibition, Wolfe will present an arrangement of found and made objects accompanied by Nault’s new oil paintings on canvas. For both artists, this new body of work represents a playful investigation of responsibilities, routineness, and leisure in their individual approaches towards making.
Alexander Wolfe & Ryan Nault live and work in Chicago, IL.
IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE
Tim Mann & Jon Waites
5/10/2013 – 5/15/2013
LODOS is delighted to present 'It's Five O'clock Somewhere', an exhibition by artists Tim Mann & Jon Waites. The show opens Friday, May 10th with a reception from
Two guys walk into a bar:
“Long day?” one asks, the other cracks a smile. They clink mugs, finish their beers, and order another round.
We wake up in the morning, make it through a day’s work, get home, take our shoes off and unwind. It’s hard for us not to think about play while we work and even harder to keep the two from seeping into each other. Though we understand that there’s a conflict in there, sometimes ya just gotta go with your gut.
That being said, have a beer and relax, it’s been a long day.
For this exhibition, Mann & Waites will present new sculptural work.
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere viewlist
DOES IT LOOK LIKE I’M HERE
Timothy James Kelly
4/26/2013 – 5/8/2013
LODOS is pleased to present ‘Does It Look Like I’m Here’, a solo exhibition by artist Timothy James Kelly. The show opens on Friday, April 26th with a reception from
I'M FUCKING BORED OF REPEATEDLY CHECKING THE TIME ON MY CELL PHONE. WHEN I GET HOME TODAY I'M GOING TO LIE IN THE SHOWER AND FALL ASLEEP.
In ‘Does It Look Like I’m Here’ Timothy James Kelly will make use of the walls and the floor to display his work.
'DOES IT LOOK LIKE I'M HERE' view list
4/5/2013 – 4/19/2013
The new temporary location of LODOS opens with Noah Barker’s Production Courtyard. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 5th with a reception from 7-10p.m. The show includes works on paper and a bench in three parts.
Noah Barker for LODOS closes April 19th, coinciding with the opening of Noah Barker’s Production Courtyard at Gagosian’t Gallery.
Noah Barker prepared the following text:
Production, Position, Suspension
The flow of production is from a state of pre-production to post-production. At any point within the flow there is a field, a y-axis so to speak, which ranges from the productive to the non-productive. Considering production as two axes, with the x-axis coordinating with flow, we can configure four quadrants of production. Existing at any point within this flowing field of production is work. By 'work' I am referring to the objectified verb form of the word, as in 'work in progress'. This specification is necessary in considering practice in its entirety, as some work does not necessarily lead to the production of art, rather it exists as work in the art context. The inclusiveness of the art context does not rely on specification of the 'what', rather it emphasizes the 'how', the way, the work. In this sense it allows for an analysis of production rather than consumption.
The reason to work is to work more, similarly production at one point produces, if anything, the opportunity to produce at another. Returning to the quadrants of production we may examine conversation as work, which might exist as pre-productive non-production, which might lead to pre-productive organization. If the goal is to get the workers to organize, then you might converse first, yet if the intention is to produce, or a state of production, then you might organize the workers yourself. Positioning becomes the most important aspect of work. Where in the field and when in the flow of production do you want to locate yourself? The quadrants then can be used to coordinate position not only within production, but culture and society.
If we, as Kierkegaard asks us, “suppose someone wanted to communicate that all receiving were a producing,” then we might want to communicate that all producing were a receiving and further, that all producing were a producing. This means sometimes work is receiving and sometimes it is producing producing. The art context provides a thought space where work can be suspended for critical observation. It means work can exist at multiple points of production, as the thing produced is being produced. Suspension is the conceptual space between what exists and how it exists. Suspension of the work is also the work.
Noah Barker, 2013.
On the wall:
"Supposedly Brice Marden's transition from monochromes to line paintings was rooted in a cocaine addiction. As the story goes, he stopped painting for a year after quitting coke because he also had to quit smoking weed, something he thought he couldn't paint without. When he returned to the canvas he wasn't painting monochromes, but squiggly lines."
(Interrupted drawing of Brice Marden doing coke), 2013.
Graphite on paper, laser print, masking tape.
On the floor:
Unconstructed bench prototype, 2013.
Polystyrene, MDF, masking tape.
Crushed oyster shell (courtyard), 2013.
Annie Bielski & Molly Welsh
12/15/2012 - 1/31/2013
LODOS and THE DOG & BONE SPACE
are pleased to present HEAVY PETTINGS
an exhibition of work by artists Annie Bielski & Molly Welsh.
It may not be wise to continue going steady if you reach the point that
are so involved with each other that nothing else matters much anymore.
Some couples find themselves too entangled emotionally when they date
each other exclusively. They fall so hopelessly in love that they cannot eat
or sleep or study or keep up any of the normal activities that were once
such fun. When this state of affairs develops, the time has come to try to get
back on an even keel.
This condition frequently occurs when one person is more seriously
interested than the other. He or she clings to the relationship frantically.
Sensing that the feelings are not returned, the frustration of unrequited love
may make him (it is sometimes her) become extremely possessive, and
preoccupied with holding the other’s attention. This frustration continues
until one or both decide it is best to break up.
Going steady is not wise when it results in physical stimulation and excitation
that is too frequent or too intense. When two persons who are fond of each
other spend a great deal of time together in privacy, they may begin habits of
necking and petting that bring them to a high point of sexual excitement.
Occasionally couples get to a place where they can enjoy each other only in
their solitary love-making. Then they are apt to work each other up to such a
pitch of excitation that they are helpless to control it wisely.
When such a
situation arises, it is time to call a halt before it gets out of bounds.
There is an important difference between enjoying another fine person in a full,
rich companionship and getting so involved with him or her that you are
unable to keep your attention on a variety of activities and moods.
Before you get so involved that the balance is gone from your life,
it is time to regain your perspective.
Annie Bielski (b. 1990) received her BFA in Painting & Drawing from
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.
Molly Welsh (b.1991) is a BFA candidate in Painting & Drawing at
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
HEAVY PETTINGS view list
LODOS is pleased to present PAINTINGS
a solo exhibition of paintings by
Chicago-based artist Kirk Faber.
“These are Kirk Faber’s PAINTINGS.
When you're Kirk Faber’s PAINTINGS,
it makes a lot of difference how you stand.
The worst thing you can do
is straighten up and
hold your head high
because then you'll start to feel better.
If you're going to get any joy out of being Kirk Faber’s PAINTINGS,
you've got to stand like this.”
Kirk Faber (b.1990) lives and works in Chicago, IL.
He is the director of Kirk’s Apartment, an artist run exhibition space in Roscoe Village. Kirk received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.
PAINTINGS view list
YOUTUBE KARAOKE NIGHT for LODOS
LODOS is pleased to present YOUTUBE KARAOKE NIGHT for LODOS
at The Dog & Bone Space in Chicago, IL.
TORN, MY GIRL, EMOTIONS, LIKE A VIRGIN, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU,
MY WAY, DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART, KILLING ME SOFTLY,
DON’T STOP ME NOW, LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER, I CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE, I WILL SURVIVE, I TOUCH MYSELF.
Have you ever tried writing a love song?
It is hard, it is to bare your soul. It is painful and likely shameful.
It is not your responsibility.
It is ok to sway side to side.
Go on. Sing a ballad to us.
Be foolish, we all need embrace.
Filipino news media have reported a rise of karaoke related deaths in the past decade.
The deaths have been dubbed the “My Way Killings.”
Do it your way. Evoke feelings. Be somebody when you are really nobody.
Cover up insecurities. Cover up failures.
Be proud and arrogant.
Join LODOS for a night of YouTube Karaoke at The Dog & Bone Space.
Pick your song, perform your song.
Kira Scerbin and Jack Schneider
7/21/2012 - 7/30/2012
LODOS is pleased to present HOW VERY an exhibition of works
by Kira Scerbin and Jack Schneider.
Heather told me she teaches people "real life."
She said, real life sucks losers dry.
I said, you're beautiful.
Delicate and elegant and evocative.
Tactile and pleasing and exciting.
Age and age and age.
The rain came down like it never did before.
Kira Scerbin (b.1991, Cleveland) and Jack Schneider (b.1991, Minneapolis)
live and work in Chicago, IL, where they are BFA candidates
at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.