Philip von Zweck
September 7 – October 18, 2014
Opening reception: Sunday, September 7, 2014
For his first exhibition with the gallery, Philip von Zweck is launching the Chicago Artificial Birding Society (C.A.B.S.). Modeled after conventional birding societies, the project is a platform for a growing, participatory database and map of representations of birds in public spaces in Chicago. Plastic owls and predatory bird decals intended to work as urban scarecrows, lawn flamingos, duck decoys are sought-after targets for society members. The exhibition will include photo documentation of found birds, a location map and other Society-related ephemera related.
Philip von Zweck received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his BFA from the School. Some of his recent solo projects include exhibitions at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS and Performa11 in New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 65GRAND, Three-Walls, The Storefront, Gallery 400 and Medicine Cabinet in Chicago. From 1995-2010 he was the host of the weekly sound art radio program Something Else (WLUW, FM Chicago) and from 2003-2006 was co-founder/executive producer of the radio art collective Blind Spot. With Anthony Elms he co-curated the exhibitions Can Bigfoot Get You a Beer at Alagon Gallery, Chicago and A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Two Glowing Suns at the DeVos Museum in Marquette, Michigan. “Artist as Double-Agent,” an article co-authored with Zachery Cahill, appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Afterall. He currently serves as the President of Thornberry, producer of the world’s finest doorstops. Philip Von Zweck lives and works in Chicago, IL. Philip von Zweck is represented by 65Grand.
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