Industry of the Ordinary: Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson

Opening: Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, Apr 27 – Jun 29, 2024

8 S. Michigan Ave.
Ste. 620
Chicago, IL 60603

Through sculpture, text, photography, video and performance, Industry of the Ordinary (IOTO) are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual. Their emphasis is on challenging pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, moving beyond the quotidian.

Industry of the Ordinary were formed in 2003. The two artists who make up this collaborative team, Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, have long histories as visual and performative artists. They bring complementary sensibilities to their activities.

Their projects exist in temporal terms but have also been conceived to function on the web site associated with the collaboration,

They have had solo shows at multiple venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and a major mid-career survey at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2012-13 that was received with much acclaim.

They also performed at the opening of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, as well as making work for a wide variety of private, semi-private and public settings, nationally and internationally, both temporary and permanent.