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WESTERN EXHIBITIONS presents Underlying system is not known

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7 Jan 2017 to 18 Feb 2017
Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM
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Karla Knight, Spaceship Drawing 9, 2015
Colored pencil on paper, 29 x 29 inches


Artists in this exhibition: Karen Arm, Elizabeth Atterbury, Emily Barletta, Joell Baxter, Ryan Travis Christian, Matthew Craven, Jenny Crowe, Edie Fake, Evie Falci, Risa Hricovsky, James Jankowiak, Karla Knight, Jessica Labatte, Miller & Shellabarger, Hermonie Only, Sasha Pierce, Bayne Peterson, Andrew Scott Ross, David Salkin, Corkey Sinks, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Ron Thomas, Suzanne Treister, Chan Mei Yu


January 7 to February 18, 2017:

Underlying system is not known

Current trends in pattern and repetition

Karen Arm, Elizabeth Atterbury, Emily Barletta, Joell Baxter, Ryan Travis Christian, Matthew Craven, Jenny Crowe, Edie Fake, Evie Falci, Risa Hricovsky, James Jankowiak, Karla Knight, Jessica Labatte, Miller & Shellabarger, Hermonie Only, Sasha Pierce, Bayne Peterson, Andrew Scott Ross, David Salkin, Corkey Sinks, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Ron Thomas, Suzanne Treister, Chan Mei Yu 

In keeping with Western Exhibitions' long-standing tradition of organizing a large biennial group show (1) which focuses on a prevailing theme occurring in the larger art world, the gallery is pleased to present

Underlying system is not known. (2). The opening reception on Saturday, January 7, 5 to 8pm, is free and open to the public.This exhibition features artists who utilize pattern and repetition. A number of Western Exhibitions' artists traffic in this theme, specifically Ryan Travis Christian, Edie Fake, Jessica Labatte, Miller & Shellabarger and Geoffrey Todd Smith. For Underlying system is not known, we were curious to see how their work would look alongside several artists who have been on our radar for years: Elizabeth Atterbury, Matthew Craven, James Jankowiak, Sasha Pierce, Bayne Peterson, Hermonie Only, Andrew Scott Ross, Corkey Sinks, Ron Thomas and Suzanne Treister. As thinking about the show progressed, artists unfamiliar to us with fresh approaches to pattern and repetition popped up, including Karen Arm, Emily Barletta, Joell Baxter, Jenny Crowe, Risa Hricovsky, Karla Knight, David Salkin and Chan Mei Yu. Pattern and repetition are traditionally linked with abstract painting and this show will include several examples, but we are also especially interested in how these concerns are used in figurative and narrative work. Expanding on those approaches, the works in this show include elements such as structure, geometry, angularity, obsession, labor, horror vacuii, internal logic, confusion, complexity, labyrinths, architecture, taxonomy, grids and more.

Underlying system is not known will open January 7th, and run through February 18 and will encompass both of our exhibition spaces (Gallery 1 and Gallery 2) in Western Exhibitions' new location at 1709 W Chicago Avenue in Chicago's Ukrainian Village, this after 8 years in Chicago's West Loop. Please contact gallery owner Scott Speh at (312) 480-8390 or scott@westernexhibitions.com for images and/or more information.

(1) Other shows in this vein:
The world is mystical, dangerous and delicious
HEAD
PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO READ ART
"of or relating to the sky or visible heavens"
Several Landscapes

(2 )The title is taken from exhibiting artist Karla Knight's artist statement


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Western Exhibitions | 845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
For images and more information, please contact
Scott Speh | (312) 480-8390 | scott@westernexhibitions.com


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