(non)Sense: Physicality, Perspective and the Consciousness of Relating
Joe Grimm + Erica Moore, curated by Cecilia Vargas
Chicago, IL (February 2010) — From March 27 to April 23, 2010, the exhibition (non)Sense: Physicality, Perspective and the Consciousness of Relating will feature artwork by Joe Grimm and Erica Moore. These artists focus on the body and how and what it senses in space and time through installation artworks. Both Grimm and Moore use installation as a method of investigating the sense-able, the visible/invisible and the audible/inaudible. They question where we are, how we are, what exists and how we know it.
In Joe Grimm’s installation work he uses modified 16mm projectors, sans film and domestic standing fans to play with light, space, time, what one perceives and what actually exists. In two featured site-specific installations, Erica Moore, activates the preexisting architectural details using reflective materials. By using non-traditional hanging and installation methods, Moore plays with what happens when the viewer has to physically move their body to look at an artwork. Both artists play with physical presence, perspective, consciousness, and the relation we have to our surroundings.
The exhibition (non)Sense: Physicality, Perspective and the Consciousness of Relating features contemporary artworks by Joe Grimm (MFA, Sound, 2010 candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC) and Erica Moore (MFA, Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009), and is curated by Cecilia Vargas (Dual MA Degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism & Arts Administration and Policy, 2010 candidate at SAIC).
What It Is provides a domestic setting for the viewing and consideration of art. Artists are invited to interact with our home and create temporary art works in conjunction with the domestic space we inhabit.
(non)Sense: Physicality, Perspective and the Consciousness of Relating will be on view from March 27 – April 23, 2010 at What It Is, 1155 Lyman Avenue, Oak Park, IL, 60304