Opening reception: Sat, Oct 3, 5 – 8pm
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Exhibition hours: Tues, 5–8pm and Sat, noon–5pm (rsvp req)
Haynes announces its inaugural exhibition, Cito, Longe, Tarde, at a newly renovated space in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Housed in the garage of a former bakery, Haynes is a domestically-scaled curatorial venture, offering intimate opportunities to engage with artists working internationally and in Chicago. A project space, Haynes is founded by Jessica Cochran.
This first group exhibition features new works by Jenine Marsh (Toronto) and Alva Mooses (New York), as well as recent and existing works by Ally Almore (Chicago), Daniel Baird (Chicago), John Divola (Los Angeles), Matt Hanner (Chicago, d. 2011), and Julia Phillips (Chicago/Berlin).
It is a program of the Chicago Gallery Open, Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2020 presented by NADA.
About the exhibition:
Cito, Longe, Tarde means to leave quickly, fly far, and return slowly. This phrase was used during the Middle Ages as a warning for great epidemics of infectious diseases, advising the only possible remedy, flight. In light of the recent pandemic, and in the context of social movements, what does it actually mean for the body to leave quickly, and where does one go? What if to fly far means to shelter-in-place alone, or to perform essential labor with others, all the while finding respite in the outer reaches of our imaginaries? What if, to come back slowly is to cautiously renegotiate the world as someone who is always, for the most part, waiting?
With its title as a lens, this exhibition is conceived as a dramaturgy of objects and images that create a space for quiet reflection on lexicons of individual movement—physical and psychic—relative to the passage of time or collective body. Works in this exhibition do not all comment on the pandemic itself or on the social landscape of 2020, but they all ruminate on adjacent, mutable ideas: ways to escape; proximity re-imagined; bodily swiftness; spaces of safety; thresholds of human connection. In Cito, Longe, Tarde, we feel the problem of adaptation as a proposition of art. Materials, forms, and subjects--aesthetic decision after decision--create for us new contours around the work of everyday life.
Image: John Divola, As Far As I Could Get (10 seconds) R01F30, 1996-97, courtesy of Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles