Hardly Nothing to do Without
October 29–December 4, 2011
What should we make paintings of (or about), and how can paintings be used to ask questions about the way we see? Hardly nothing to do without explores connections between site-specificity, creative production, and everyday life. Through self-reflective portraits and related ephemera, the exhibition documents detritus from the artist’s own studio, anonymous marks left by others at artist residencies, and evidence of compulsive hoarding culled from the Internet. If paintings are both illusionistic surfaces that describe space as well as discrete objects that occupy their own physical space, how does this duality compound the relationship between form and content?
Keeping Stock: A Participatory Inventory
Saturday, November 12, 1-5pm
In conjunction with Hardly Nothing to Do Without, artists Carey Lin and Sarah Hotchkiss conducted free inventory consultations and created a custom portrait based on personal belongings, thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, and/or desires in Keeping Stock: A Participatory Inventory at the Royal NoneSuch Gallery on Saturday, November 12 from 1-5pm. No appointments available, walk-ins only.
Carey Lin earned her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago in 2007 and served as a Teaching Fellow in the UChicago Department of Visual Arts in 2008. Her work has been exhibited at Samsøn Projects (Boston), ZUGHAUS Gallery (Berkeley), the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Los Angeles), and DOVA Temporary (Chicago). She has participated in artist residencies at Ox-Bow (Saugatuck, MI) and at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). Carey lives and works in San Francisco, where she coordinates workshops and fundraising events for the Exploratorium and collaborates on projects with other Bay Area artists. This is her first solo exhibition at Royal NoneSuch Gallery.
Image: Carey Lin, Studio Sweep, 2010, Oil on canvas, 18 x 18 in.