DOCUMENT is pleased to present ibid., a collaboration between Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt. Their collaborative process is presented as two independent video works comprised of events constructed, performed, and recorded in public space. Heishman and Schvaneveldt utilize everyday materials to create celebratory and theatrical events–elaborate, yet lo-fi. Through ibid. Heishman and Schvaneveldt explore how video installati on operates within and outside the gallery, and technology’s roll in examining meanings of place. ibid. functions as a continuation of Heishman and Schvaneveldt’s site responsive video, building upon a practice that expands their work into new

Robert Chase Heishman’s practice is predicated on the use of photography and video as means of exploring image production, self-referentiality, peripheral vision, conditions of framing, and the everyday. In his recent photographic series, IMG (2012-), Heishman creates minimalist glyphs made out of colored tape that generate a slippage between visual flatness and real-space dimensionality. Heishman has shown work at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Alderman Exhibitions, Subterranean Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. He has created an original set design for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Split-Sides (2003), provided artwork for Icelandic band Sigur Rós’ album BA BA TI KI DI DO (2004), and has spoken at Columbia College of Chicago, Kansas University, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. His work is held in the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center. Heishman completed his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute (2008) and his MFA from Northwestern University (2012).

Megan Schvaneveldt’s work revolves around concepts of balance and compromise. She seeks to literalize the complications experienced both visually and structurally when disparate elements are brought together. In the series love songs she uses tape and spray paint to recreate the patterns found on the inseams of pants, exploring the way the patterns come together at the seams and how they translate from the body to the stretched canvas. Megan’s work has been shown at the University of Cincinnati’s Meyers Gallery, MGGM (Cincinnati), and at the Block Museum (Evanston). She received her BA in Studio Art from Wheaton College (2001) and her MFA in Art Theory in Practice from Northwestern University (2012).

Geraldo de Barros

Geraldo de Barros was born in São Paulo in 1923 and lived there until his death in 1998. He started his career as a traditional painter, but began an intense period of experimentation with the photographic medium in 1946, which culminated in his Fotoformas exhibition at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) in 1951. The exhibition was a watershed for Brazilian photography and led to de Barros receiving a scholarship to study engraving in Paris. While in Europe he travelled extensively, meeting influential artists and encountering key movements in art and design. He returned to Brazil and established a successful career as an artist and industrial designer. A key figure in Brazillian Concrete, Abstract and Pop art he was a founding member of many influential groups including Grupo 15, Galeria Rex, Grupo Ruptura. He established the design co-operative Unilabor and furniture company Hobjeto Industry. After a series of strokes de Barros began in 1996 to work on a series of collage works using his ‘leftover’ family photographs. Entitled Sobras, de Barros continued to work on the series until his death in 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1950, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1950, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1948, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1950, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Hommage à Picasso (from Fotoformas Series), 1949, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

SURFACE TENSION

Phillip Maisel & Maggie Preston at Black Crown Gallery, Oakland
Opening Reception: Friday March 24, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: March 24 – April 29, 2017

  For Your “Open” (2677) and For Your “Open” (2682), 2017. Cut archival pigment prints, acrylic, melamine panel, 29 x 21.5″
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DOCUMENT is a commercial gallery located in Chicago that specializes in contemporary photography, film and media based art. The gallery has organized more than 30 solo exhibitions since its opening in 2011 and actively promotes the work of emerging national and international artists. Operating conjointly as a professional printmaking studio, DOCUMENT facilitates the production of works by artists from Chicago and the US. At this time we do not accept unsolicited submissions.