Interview in Voyage Chicago, September 2018
Voyage Chicago interviewed me about my art practice, asking me how I got started, what challenges artists face today, and what my art is about. Here's a link to the interview.
Moved to Houston
On June 4, 2018, I relocated from Chicago to Houston! So far, the move has gone well. I love my new apartment, and once I get settled, I am ready to start producing some new sculpture, drawings, collages, and who knows what else. Thank you for your support!
Do Something Else at Chicago Artists Coalition
The reception for my exhibition, Do Something Else, will be held at the Chicago Artists Coalition on June 1, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Below is CAC's press release for the event:
The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Do Something Else, a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Brent Fogt.
Take an object / Do something to it / Do something else to it.
- Jasper Johns, 1964
In Do Something Else, Brent Fogt mounts an installation of off-kilter sculptures created from furniture and other found objects. These precariously balanced pieces are inspired by Fogt’s own yoga practice as well as his fascination with how we humans learn to walk, stand, and run. At the opening reception on June 1, 2018, a dance troupe led by Victoria Bradford will interact with the objects and move through the various pathways of the installation.
Fogt’s love of experimentation with new processes is present in all of his work. The driving question he asks himself is “what would happen if….?” He constantly experiments with new techniques, taking his cues directly from the materials he works with. Without a predetermined outcome in mind, he tests how individual components can be severed, joined, overlapped, combined, and recombined until they constitute a whole or near-whole.
At the opening reception on June 1, 2018, a company of dancers directed by Victoria Bradford | A House Unbuilt will perform in response to the unique construction and placement of the objects. Playing off the ambulatory implications of Fogt’s sculptures, the dancers will perform a durational relay encompassing the city block around the gallery as well as the gallery space itself.
Writing: Review of Expo Chicago for Bad at Sports
Bad at Sports published my review of the sculpture I encountered at this year's Expo Chicago. Read it here.
New Business at Hyde Park Art Center
I created two sculptural installations for New Business, an exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center curated by Dan Devening. The exhibition, which runs from August 7 to October 17, 2016, is the concluding event for the 2016 Center Program, which I highly recommend. You can learn more about the Center Program here.
"Last Leg" at Autotelic Studios Named Top 5 Weekend Pick
On July 7, 2016, Bad at Sports named my exhibition "Last Leg" at Autotelic Studios a TOP 5 WEEKEND PICK.
Writing: My Review of Regin Igloria for Bad at Sports
Bad at Sports published my review of Regin Igloria's exhibition “How Different It Is To Be Outside” at the Chicago Cultural Center. Read it here.
Interview: Other Peoples Pixels Blog
Stacia Yeapanis interviewed me for the Other Peoples Pixels blog in June 2016. Read it here.
Writing: My Review of Christine Tarkowski for Bad at Sports
In May, Bad at Sports published my review of Christine Tarkowski's exhibition“Chthonic Void” at Devening Projects in Chicago. Read it here.
Writing: New City Publishes My Review of John Preus
In April, New City published my review of John Preus's exhibition "The Relative Appetite of Hungry Ghosts" at Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago. Read it here.