Clutch Gallery is pleased to present a new piece by Trevor Gainer. For this exhibition, Gainer continues an examination of the point between abstraction and utility. By placing a 12-pound meteorite in Clutch he proposes a dialogue between the primordial Atlas and the doomed Sisyphus. The great and subtle distinctions in their personae act as fixed points of reference that Gainer utilizes to highlight our own teleological limitations. For Clutch to accommodate such a hefty object, Gainer has provided a faux Chanel purse as an over the shoulder boulder-holder. This exhibition was curated by Shannon Stratton and runs through September 25, 2010
Trevor Gainer obtained his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BFA, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has had numerous exhibitions in Boulder, CO, San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL with a recent solo show at the Gahlberg Gallery. Upcoming shows include BEN RUSSELL in Chicago on September 25th, and KOH-I-NOOR in Copenhagen on January 8th. Trevor lives and works in Chicago.
Gainer was selected by Shannon Stratton as an extension of the project Survival that threewalls' co-organized with Harold Arts this summer in Morgan County, Ohio. Survival is a three-year collaborative residency project between Harold Arts and threewalls. Stratton is Executive & Creative Director threewalls. Founded in 2003, threewalls host residents artists, produces solo exhibitions for local and regional artists, manages the Propeller Fund, and produces a number of public programs and publications, including the Hand-In-Glove arts administration conference slated for fall 2011. Independent of threewalls she has curated a number of exhibitions around issues of craft and performance. She also teaches part-time at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.