where we meet
Chicken Coop Contemporary
12400 SE Knapp St
Curated by Good Weather
June 22 - July 29, 2018
I would say that the three characteristics of minor art are: not the deterritorialization of language, but the development of one’s own personal, highly idiosyncratic language; not so much the connection of the individual to a political immediacy, but the acknowledgement that form, which is art’s primary duty, is always already political; and definitely not the collective assemblage of enunciation, but the impossibility of art to speak for anyone else if it does not first and foremost speak for itself.
Chris Sharp (2017)
Chicken Coop Contemporary is honored to host Good Weather's presentation of where we meet — an exhibition of work by ektor garcia and Pei-Hsuan Wang. The exhibition follows the precursing A pointed finger draws the line at Interface in subjectivying boundaries (in a prescient manner). Within the premise of the minor, the idiosyncratic language of the work in where we meet involves resistance — implicit and profound — and an evasiveness tied to certain concessions — the private and perverse supplanting the multitude and polite — that articulates a solemn state of becoming. An opening reception is from 5–8 pm on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 and the exhibition is on view until Jul 29, 2018.
ektor garcia (b. 1985 Red Bluff, California) lives and works between Mexico City and New York. In 2016 he completed an MFA at Columbia University and in 2014 graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Selected solo projects include, cochi at Visitor Welcome Center (Los Angeles), Ileno y vacio at Salon ACME (Mexico City), and kriziz at kurimanzutto (Mexico City) (curated by Chris Sharp). Selected group shows include Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at New Museum (New York). Upcoming projects include Art Basel Statements, Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City at ACCA (Melbourne), and Mary Mary (Glasgow). He will undertake a residency in Cove Park, Scotland in summer 2018.
Pei-Hsuan Wang 王佩瑄 (b. 1987 Hsinchu City, Taiwan) lives and works between Asia and the United States. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012 and her BA from Macalester College in 2010. She has exhibited work at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), and the National Gallery of Indonesia (Jakarta), among others. She is currently a resident artist at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, and she will undertake residencies in fall 2018 at the Asia Culture Center (Gwangju, Korea) and spring 2019 at the Rijksakademie (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
Good Weather is a contemporary art gallery located in North Little Rock, Arkansas which was founded to engage its community in conversation about contemporary art in order to encourage an understanding and awareness of the diverse practices that exist and the vital role each plays in defining and challenging our current local and national ethe.
Pei-Hsuan Wang, Landing, 2018, Bamboo, concrete, plastic bags, string, Dimensions variable
ektor garcia, dinosaurios, 2018, Leather, steel ring, copper wire, copper nail, cast aluminum, bike tube, 71 x 7 x 3.5 in, 66 x 4.5 x 2.5 in, 11 x 8 x in