What Is? Public Access

Monochrome with Bubble Wrap and Packing Tape, Acrylic on Linen, 2016. 40×32″

What Is?
Public Access
March/April 2017
3306 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
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What Is? an exhibition featuring works with materials that lie. Artists include Felipe Steinberg, Karen Reimer, Tammi Campbell and Ai Weiwei*. From the coin dies of a speculative ISIS currency, to a romance novel in which words have been rearranged alphabetically, these artists’ works assert themselves materially in ways that are misleading, affirming, dangerous, or strange. Each exhibits an ‘untruth to materials’, which is perhaps revealing. Curated by Keeley Haftner.