aroundcenter, Chicago Cultural Center
February 1 - April 27, 2014
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce an opening reception on Tuesday, February 18, of Jan Tichy's Chicago Cultural Center exhibition aroundcenter. The reception will also be celebrating the release of Tichy's new book, Chicago Projections, published by U.S. Equities Realty and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Politics of Light, 196 Stanton Street
Saturday, December 14, 2013
"His ephemeral use of raw light and sound lifts one above the polarity of good versus evil, public versus private, privileged versus destitute, and focuses our senses on the necessary ambiguity, the edges of our liminal existence, tuning us in to the peripheral."
-- Huffington Post
Please join us in celebrating the final day of Politics of Light with a salon, mimosas, and a site-specific dance and sound performance.
The salon will feature an engaging conversation between artist Jan Tichy and No Longer Empty Chief Curator, Manon Slome as they lead a tour of the exhibition. Tickets are available for purchase and will include complementary mimosas and an opportunity to meet the artist.
Following the salon, Mike Brown, David Cieri, Nora Fox, and Patra Jongjitirat will perform "It Begins with No End" which lies at the intersection of dance, music and the architecture of light. Inspired by Jan Tichy's Installation No. 18, the piece is an exploration of translation and how various creative forms evoke equivalent or complementary qualities within the other.
Mimosas & Salon Talk: Artist Jan Tichy and Manon Slome
Saturday, December 14 at 2:30pm
Purchase tickets here (Please note, there is a guest capacity of 25 people for this event)
It Begins with No End
Saturday, December 14 at 4pm
Free admission and open to the public
Please no late admittance
All events will take place at 196 Stanton St (at Attorney) in the Lower East Side.
This exhibition is presented by No Longer Empty and Richard Gray Gallery.
Panel Discussion for 'Politics of Light', 196 Stanton Street, NY
November 9, 2013
Please join Richard Gray Gallery and No Longer Empty for Jan Tichy’s panel discussion with the artist, Nicola Trezzi, US Editor of Flash Art International, and Mabel O. Wilson, Cultural Historian Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
The discussion is free and open to the public, and the exhibition is on view at 196 Stanton Street, NY through December 14. Please RSVP for the discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Politics of Light, 196 Stanton Street
October 10 - December 14, 2013
Richard Gray Gallery and No Longer Empty are pleased to announce Politics of Light, an exhibition of installation, video and site-specific work by Jan Tichy. The exhibition is located at 196 Stanton Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This will be the artist's first exhibition in New York and his second exhibition with Richard Gray. An opening reception will be held October 10 from 6:00-8:00pm, the public is welcome. Tichy will discuss his work with Nicola Trezzi (U.S. editor of Flash Art) and Mabel Wilson (Professor of Architecture, Columbia University) on November 9th at 5pm.
Politics of Light is a moody paean to light and shadow, to the ebbs and flows of what light reveals and what darkness hides. Tichy’s installations are a fluid integration of diverse media incorporating animation, film, photography, and sculpture, all invested with the presence of mechanical light – be it a projector or a TV monitor – fulfilling light’s role of enabling vision.
Tichy has created a site-specific installation around the physical conditions of the raw, main commercial space at 196 Stanton Street. Installation No. 18 will debut in the exhibition and joins Tichy’s impressive list of major site-specific installations including Installation No. 16 (Ando) in the Ando Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago (2013) and Installation No. 14 (Austin) at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2012).
Installation No. 6 (tubes) and 1391 will also be shown in Politics of Light. In 1391, Tichy created an architectural paper model of a secret military base located in Israel close to the Israeli-Palestine border. Not visible on any map and erased from aerial photographs, its existence not officially acknowledged, it is often referred to as Israel’s Guantánamo. Video installations in the exhibition include 100 Raw, Pictures, and Recess, a single vantage exposure of a public school playground over many hours that reveals a rather chilling view of the range of human emotions exhibited by children at play.
Moving Image New York
March 7-10, 2013
Richard Gray Gallery presents Jan Tichy's Bats, 2002-2007 at Moving Image New York, the contemporary video art fair. The fair coincides with the Armory and ADAA art fairs and runs from March 7-10, 2013. Located at the Waterfront Tunnel in the Chelsea District, Moving Image is dedicated to single-channel projects, video sculptures, and large digital installations. Tichy's Bats is one of only four installations invited by the Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee to be exhibited at this year's fair.
Featured on ARTMargins Online
January 12, 2013
Jan Tichy has been featured on ARTMargins Online in a profile piece by Susan Snodgrass, titled "Jan Tichy: Light Source".
Installation no. 16 (Ando), Art Institute of Chicago
January 8 - April 7, 2013
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce Jan Tichy's site-specific Installation no. 16 (Ando) currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago. The artwork is installed in Japanese architect Tadao Ando's eponymous Ando Gallery, created for his first American commission in 1992. Composed of numerous visual 'movements', Tichy's single video projection runs on a continuous 23-minute loop and utilizes time-based light projections. Installed in one of museum's darkest galleries, Installation no. 16 (Ando) exists in perpetual motion as light appears and disappears, engaging and responding to Ando's architecture as well as the surrounding exhibition of contemporary Japanese fashion Material Translations: Japanese Fashions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
1979:1 — 2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection
October 12 - December 23, 2012
This fall, MoCP presents 1979:1 — 2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 11 from 5-7pm. For a one-year period, Jan Tichy is collaborating with the Museum of Contemporary Photography to organize a museum-wide exhibition based on the museum’s collection of more than 12,000 images and objects. The exhibition opening in October will serve as the first stage of this project, and specifically focus on the public's access to the museum's online digital archives.
Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy
Artist Talk with Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy
September 21, 2012
Please join us at the Chicago gallery on Friday afternoon, September 21 at 2pm for an Artist Talk featuring Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy, coinciding with the exhibition opening of Muse: Exploring Inspiration. This artist talk serves as part of the public programming for Gallery Weekend Chicago, and the exhibition will be on view from September 21 through December 1, 2012.
Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
June 30 – September 23, 2012
This exhibition includes contemporary works of art focusing on architectural forms and structures, specifically concentrating on the skyscraper. Many different forms of art focusing on this concept are included within this exhibition, including sculpture, film, painting, and photography. Also included is Jan Tichy's Installation No. 3, featured in the image above.
Jan Tichy: MATRIX, The Wadsworth Atheneum
April 5 – August 5, 2012
MATRIX, a changing exhibition of contemporary art, was initially funded in 1974 as an experimental pilot project with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since its first exhibition in January 1975, MATRIX has shown more than one thousand works of art by more than 160 artists. For many distinguished artists, including Richard Tuttle, Neil Jenney, Jon Borofsky, Daniel Buren, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Nancy Spero, Louise Lawler, Barbara Kruger, Gerhard Richter, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Glenn Ligon, their MATRIX show at the Wadsworth Atheneum was their first one-person museum exhibition in the United States.
From its inception, MATRIX has been a forum for art that is challenging, current and sometimes controversial. Through clear explanation and thoughtful engagement with the viewer, MATRIX exhibitions call into question preconceptions about art and increase understanding of its possibilities.
Jan Tichy leads community art project to "light" the last high-rise at Cabrini-Green
March 28 - April 24, 2011
Beginning on the evening of March 28, the last high-rise building at the Cabrini-Green housing projects (1230 N. Burling St., Chicago) will be lit up in the form of 134 LED lights, one for each apartment in the building. The light installation will be visible in the evenings during the four-week demolition period. As the building is razed, the lights will be demolished along with the building.