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Performance: Brent Fogt's Do Something Else

  • Chicago Artists Coaltion 217 North Carpenter Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

The Chicago Artists Coalition will present Do Something Else, a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Brent Fogt.

Take an object / Do something to it / Do something else to it.
                                                                       - Jasper Johns, 1964

In Do Something Else, Brent Fogt mounts an installation of off-kilter sculptures created from furniture and other found objects. These precariously balanced pieces are inspired by Fogt’s own yoga practice as well as his fascination with how we humans learn to walk, stand, and run. 

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At the opening reception on June 1, 2018, a company of dancers directed by Victoria Bradford | A House Unbuilt will perform in response to the unique construction and placement of the objects. Playing off the ambulatory implications of Fogt’s sculptures, the dancers will perform a durational relay encompassing the city block around the gallery as well as the gallery space itself.

Fogt’s love of experimentation with new processes is present in all of his work. The driving question he asks himself is “what would happen if….?” He constantly experiments with new techniques, taking his cues directly from the materials he works with. Without a predetermined outcome in mind, he tests how individual components can be severed, joined, overlapped, combined, and recombined until they constitute a whole or near-whole.