I Surrender

03.11.12 – 04.14.12

Please join us for the opening of I Surrender, an exhibition celebrating the 5 year anniversary of devening projects + editions. The exhibition opens on Sunday, March 11, from 4 – 7.

In February 2007, we opened to the public with Preview, a selection of works by Zak Prekop, Rodney Carswell, Jin Lee, Christopher Wool, Joe Hardesty, Susanne Doremus, Adam Pendleton and several other artists scheduled to appear in future exhibitions. It presumed the direction of the gallery and established the complex blend of form and concept that continues to define the gallery’s position today. We’ve presented over a hundred international artists as varied and noteworthy as Wade Guyton, Cheryl Donegan, Franz West, Anders Ruhwald, Roman Signer, Michael Pfisterer, Andreas Karl Schulze, Felix Malnig, Dianna Frid, Richard Rezac, Gary Stephan, Dorothee Joachim, Monika Bartholome, Volker Saul, Cary Smith, Peter Otto and many others in roughly 40 exhibitions. We look forward to the next few years and working with artists who bring tough and spirited work the program.

Like Preview, I Surrender suggests something of the future for the gallery. New work by Albrecht Fuchs, DAS INSTITUT, b. wurtz, Lucas Blalock, Nathaniel Robinson, Julia Hechtman, Rosalyn Schwartz, Heiner Blumenthal, Gerd Borkelmann, Melissa Pokorny, Scott Wolniak, Tom Meacham, Peter Otto, Cora Cohen, Gary Stephan and others point to the many ways in which the communication of information, form and conceptual structures are active today. DAS INSTITUT’s self-referentiality and focus on collaborative, site-specific actions negotiates how social and cultural politics exist today. In Alphabet Soup, Nathaniel Robinson’s enigmatic reflection on language plays on our ability–or inability–to access and understand information distribution systems. b. wurtz’s very modest sculptures have the poetic means to convey the emotional weight of something much more physically substantive; his work moves with the slightest of gestures. Lucas Blalock is a young artist whose photographic work reflects a temporal lag more familiar in snap shots from the 1940s or 1950s. Julia Hechtman’s hand-blown, glass worry stones elicit a direct physical and comforting sensation; they’re meant to be held, touched and used. Gary Stephan’s recent works on paper show a well established artist working in his prime with images and spatial constructions as tough and immediate as the work he did in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Scott Wolniak is showing Flag, a piece that could easily function as the index for the entire exhibition. Flag is an object of struggle; the dejected subject of the imposition of the artist’s will. Torqued, beaten, forced into submission, this sculpture has neither won the battle nor conceded to its creator. It functions as a sign for the creative act and offers insight into many of the works presented in I Surrender.

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    Lucas Blalock, Figure with Blanket (arms raised) (2011)

    chromogenic print, 18 × 14 inches

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    b. wurtz, Untitled (2011)

    2011, metal, wood, marble, brocolli nets, metal washer, 23 × 6 × 5 inches

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    Installation view, I Surrender, devening projects + editions, March 2012

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    Lucas Blalock, Grid/Grid (2011)

    c-print, 40 × 32 inches

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    Installation view, I SURRENDER. devening projects + editions, March 2012

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    Installation view, I Surrender, devening projects + editions, March 2011.

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    R.H. Quaytman (Point de Gaze, Chapter 23)

    2011, double-sided silkscreen on paper, 12.5 × 21 inches

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    Scott Wolniak, Flag (2012)

    acrylic on canvas with wood stretcher bars and metal hardware, 82 × 74 × 36 inches

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    Installation view, I Surrender, devening projects + editions, March 2012

  • Tom Meacham

    Untitled (2006)

    electrical tape on canvas, 24 × 18 inches

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    DAS INSTITUT (Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder)

    From the series Parasite Patches

    customized digital knitwear in 4 layers with pushbuttons, variable size

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    Albrecht Fuchs with DAS INSTITUT (2011)

    From the series Painting Parasites

    color photograph mounted on aluminum; wooden rail,

    A series of 15 images

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    Albrecht Fuchs with DAS INSTITUT (2011)

    From the series Painting Parasites

    color photograph mounted on aluminum; wooden rail, 15 × 12 inches

    A series of 15 images

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    Installation view, I SURRENDER. devening projects + editions, March 2012

  • Gary Stephan

    Untitled (2011)

    acrylic on paper, 16 × 12 inches

  • Gary Stephan

    Untitled (2011)

    acrylic on paper, 12 × 14 inches

  • Gary Stephan

    Untitled (2011)

    acrylic on paper, 15 × 20 inches

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    Cora Cohen (R97)

    2011, coffee, medium, pigment on roentgenograph, 12 ¼ × 17 7/8 inches (uneven)

  • Julia Hechtman

    The thrill of it all (2011)

    one hundred individually formed glass worry stones, size variable

  • Nathaniel Robinson

    Alphabet Soup (2012)

    pigmented polyurethane resin, 4.75 × 10.375 × 8.75 inches

    Edition of 3 + 1AP

  • Dagmar Varady

    Virgin 1 - 4 (2012)

    From the series Virgin Snow

    archival pigment print,

    Edition of 5

  • Dagmar Varady

    Virgin 1 - 4 (2012)

    From the series Virginsnow

    archival pigment print,

    Edition of 5

  • Peter Otto

    Effenbein (2006)

    oil on canvas, 27 × 27 inches

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    Rosalyn Schwartz (2011)

    collage and mixed media, 10.5 × 8.5 inches

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    b. wurtz, Untitled (2005)

    wood, metal, thread, broccoli nets, 40 1/2 × 11 1/2 × 7 inches

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    Installation view, I Surrender, devening projects + editions, March 2012

  • I Surrender

    Installation view, I Surrender, devening projects + editions, March 2012

  • I Surrender

    Installation view, I Surrender, devening projects + editions, March 2012

  • I Surrender

    Installation view, I Surrender, devening projects + editions, March 2012

Current

Aron Gent

Pure Pictures, Perfect Prints

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

offspace

Monika Bartholomè

Nightwalk

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

Archive

offspace

Aaron Carpenter

Cartoons + C.A.B.S.

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Franziska Holstein

works on paper

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Seth Hunter

held/crushed

07.20.14 – 07.20.14

Mistakes Have Hidden Intention

05.25.14 – 06.28.14

Gerd Borkelmann

Different Every Day

03.09.14 – 04.19.14

offspace

Mike Rea

Exile on Main Street

03.09.14 – 04.12.14

offspace

Felix Malnig

Fringe Area

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Craig Yu

Phantom Limb

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Peter Fagundo

Model Questions for the Sun, the See and Other Things…

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

offspace

Sofia Leiby

The Drama of Leisure

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

Nathaniel Robinson

The Sensible Range

10.20.13 – 12.07.13

offspace

Variety Lights

Variety Lights featuring Thora Dolven Balke + Sam Lipp

10.20.13 – 12.07.13

offspace

Alain Biltereyst

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Sterling Lawrence

If I Plucked You from the Sea

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Matt Rich

Razors & Vapors

04.28.13 – 06.08.13

offspace

Vincent Hawkins

Flying Suit

03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Nancy Ford

Land Loping

03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Rainer Spangl

UUUUU

02.03.13 – 03.09.13

offspace

Shit is Real

new editions by Chicago artists

02.03.13 – 03.09.13

offspace

Nick Ostoff

Tracing

12.16.12 – 01.26.13

Allison Wade

The Rest of the More

12.16.12 – 01.26.13

offspace

Julia Hechtman

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

Christopher Michlig

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

offspace

Michael Pfisterer

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

Gary Stephan

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

06.10.12 – 07.21.12

Jin Lee

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

offspace

Dorothee Joachim + Richard Roth

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

I Surrender

03.11.12 – 04.14.12

offspace

Alexander Valentine

01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Joshua Abelow

Songs from a Room

01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Mark Booth

The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape

12.11.11 – 01.21.12

offspace

Scott Fortino

Unfurl

12.11.11 – 01.21.12

offspace

Andreas Karl Schulze

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

Dianna Frid

Evidence of the Material World

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

offspace

Sound & Vision

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Volker Saul

Rough Cuts

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Leslie Baum

The eyes have it or how to win a staring contest with a monster

05.22.11 – 07.02.11

offspace

Works on Paper

05.22.11 – 07.02.11

offspace

MultipleMix

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Andreas Fischer + Melissa Pokorny

Kabinett 5

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Britta Bogers, Mark Holmes, Jered Sprecher

Kabinett 4

12.05.10 – 01.22.11

Dana DeGiulio, Marie T Hermann, Anders Ruhwald

Kabinett 3

10.24.10 – 11.27.10

Richard Rezac + Gary Stephan

Kabinett 1 + 2

08.29.10 – 10.16.10

Paul Cowan + Matt Stolle

Causality without Cause

07.18.10 – 08.15.10

offspace

Wheatstone Stereoscope

07.18.10 – 08.15.10

Renate Wolff

Skies in Between

05.23.10 – 07.08.10

offspace

Berlin Drawings

05.23.10 – 07.08.10

offspace

Visceral Geometries

04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Nathaniel Robinson

de facto

04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Peter Otto

The Lodger

03.07.10 – 04.09.10

offspace

Heiner Blumenthal

A Hand-off Between

01.31.10 – 03.01.10

Rodney Carswell

hither and yon (little prisons)

01.31.10 – 03.01.10

Home Wreckage

Subversive Musings on Domestic Ideals

12.06.09 – 01.24.10

offspace

Time, Trauma, Drama and Rhyme

12.06.09 – 01.24.10

Dagmar Varady

Redden

10.18.09 – 12.01.09