Last week my dear friends Caroline Picard and Devin King made their longtime dream come true with the opening of their beautiful new gallery space and bookstore Sector 2337 in Logan Square! I could not be more proud of them! If you're in Chicago stop by and check out the space! The inaugural show is titled The New New Corpse (a reference to their former space in Wicker Park).
About the show: "For its inaugural exhibition, Sector 2337 presents The New [New] Corpse, a group show curated and produced by The Green Lantern Press with thirteen artists whose work in photography, sculpture, performance, film, and drawing wrestles with representation to show how the figure appears fragmented, distorted, or emphatically absent. These artists exhume the human body to study the material networks by which it is comprised. Xaviera Simmons presents the figure fragmented in the pages of an open book. French artists Benjamin L. Aman and Marion Auburtin present ceramic music boxes that turn like grotesque curiosities. Recent Whitney Biennial participant Joseph Grigely offers expired New York Times clippings with the figure frozen and silent mid-song. Heather Mekkelson includes the material excerpts of human activity and Rachel Niffenegger installs a field of debris and faded scrims. Shoshanna Weinberger and Young Joon Kwak each explore an estranged and modified body, while Jason Lazarus photographs a blurred chair, emphasizing the body’s absence. Throughout each of these portrayals, representation is skewed, and unfixed — as copies of images in flux, emerging in foreign mediums that themselves have material properties: metal, cake, photography, facsimile, dust. Shane Ward’s sculpture is a deteriorated cast of a Roman artifact, and Aay Preston-Myint installs an edible homage to utopic ideals. Within this constellation of works, a postulate emerges: the human figure is no longer defined by stable boundaries, but is rather embedded in a network of fluctuating nonhuman parts. "
Sector 2337 is located at 2337 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, Chicago.