Gluon Gallery
2964 N Holton St
Milwaukee, WI

Upcoming
        Bodies; Residual
        Tools and
        Instruments

Past
  1. Olivia Rehm / Nicholas Perry
  2. Molly Hassler / Lily Solheim
  3. Natasha Woods / Kelsey Mui
  4. Sara Carter / Anna Menako
  5. Atticus Rabatin / Ariel Valenzuela
  6. Chad Alexander / Jas Mora
  7. Olivia Burke / Phoenix Brown
  8. 00000 GHOOST $HOW IX
  9. Lis Torres / M.O. Guzman
  10. Sole Soul Twin Limb 
  11. FemFest
  12. Qualeasha Wood





Gluon Gallery aims to platform two person exhibitions of emerging artists in rapid succession. This is done in an effort to give opportunity to a wide array of artists in the beginning stages of their careers and in doing so, create an art space in Milwaukee that is easily accessible.


Mark

Bodies; Residual Tools and Instruments


August 24 - Spetember 14, 2019


Gluon is pleased to present the group show, Bodies; Residual Tools and Instruments, featuring works by Laura Figa, Sarah Reynolds, and Candice Davis, artists based in San Francisco, Chicago, and Minneapolis, respectively.


Postminimalist works present the human form through indirect means of varying degrees, a kneecap emerges from plaster, an arrangement of cranial cut-outs on a board. The ontology of these pieces is in the artists’ relationship to bodies both as an abstract subject of reference, and a literal acknowledgement of the physicality of one’s identity. The sparse installation of entirely achromatic work resets the focus of the exhibition on the viewer. At once allowing them to relate to the bodily residue present in the gallery and introspect while being surrounded by tools, instruments, and fragments.


Laura Figa’s Rest Index is the shoulder rest of a violin with index tabs referential to an encyclopedia she aptly refers to as “strophes” (the first section of an ancient Greek choral ode or of one division of it). Subtle references of handheld ergonomics continue in Sarah Reynold’s quietly violent Grip, in the form of two iron forms cast from the negative of a clenched fist. Perhaps the most overt work in the exhibition comes from Candice Davis’ recent body of work, Targets, Weapons which recognizes the inherited trauma of families that had been brought to America as slaves. Works shown comprise a board with multiple head holes, a set of spurred bilboes, and a two-sided branding iron bearing the artist’s initials.