Sound & Vision

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

In the off space, Timothy Bergstrom is showing recent paintings in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. These “Glounds” — a curious combination of glue and sound — begin with invented language and quickly move to pure material and process. The words act as both a structure and foil for this young Chicago painter who’s been experimenting with material formulas to achieve the amazing results found in this new work. It’s his desire to solidify the phonetic and tonal effects of language which he achieves using material to build surfaces that pulsate and transmit. As the paintings progress, the words are buried under the layers of glue, paint, floss and wire that eventually build to a dense topography. The paintings have a strong connection to 20th Century process-based abstraction found in artists like Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Günther Uecker and Lee Bontecou. But Timothy’s paintings are much more exuberant; evidence of his energy, passion and love of material and gesture is found everywhere on the surfaces of these new canvases.

Be sure to join us on Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 for a conversation between Timothy Bergstrom and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung as they discuss Timothy’s work in Sound & Vision.

(born 1984) Timothy Bergstrom received his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and was the recipient of the Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His recent projects include exhibitions at Monya Rowe Gallery in New York; The Suburban in Oak Park, IL; FFDG in San Francisco; and Hungryman Gallery in Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago.

  • Glound II (2011)

    glue, wire and acrylic on canvas, 72 × 48 inches

  • Glound (2011)

    glue, wire, acrylic on canvas, 30 × 24 inches

  • Installation view, Sound & Vision (2011)

    glue, wire, acrylic on canvas,

  • Glound (ooligooli) (2011 )

    glue, floss, oil and acrylic on canvas , 60 × 48 inches

  • Crumbs on Toast (2011)

    glue, acryloid, wire, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 48 × 36 inches

  • Glound (Eeez) (2011)

    glue, oil and acrylic on canvas, 40 × 36 inches

    sold

  • Glound (Olieuve) (2011)

    glue, floss and oil on canvas, 40 × 30 inches

  • Untitled (2010)

    oil, acrylic and acrylic mirror on canvas, 14 × 11 inches

  • The truth is out there (2010)

    oil, glue, string and floss on burlap, 36 × 30 inches

  • Untitled (2011)

    tape, acrylic, oil and plexiglass on engraving stock , 10 × 8 inches

  • Glound (grune-da-loon) for M (2010)

    glue, floss and oil on canvas, 40 × 30 inches

    sold

  • The good, the bad and the ugly (2010)

    oil, tin foil, rubber, claycrete and acrylic mirror on canvas, 60 × 48 inches

    sold

Current

Alain Biltereyst

Mistakes Have Hiddon Intention, our next exhibition, opens on May 25th, 2014. Until then, enjoy these images of some of our recent exhibtions.

05.25.14 – 06.21.14

Archive

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