Fine Words Butter No Cabbage, celebrated the 26th Anniversary of the Chicago-based art and language journal WhiteWalls by presenting over forty art projects ranging across media, from photography, to performance and video art, to drawing and writing. Rather than showing older works from the organization’s history, the exhibition concentrates on newly created words and performances from artists formerly or currently associated with WhiteWalls. Similarly, the full-color exhibition catalogue will feature new projects by exhibited artists and essays from past editors. The art works on display, along with the selection of WhiteWalls publications available for reading for reading during the exhibit will prove that while the publication artists projects and books may not put food on the table, it provides ample distraction for your hunger.
Acadmy Records, Robert Barry, Robert Blanchon, Mark Booth, Stephanie Brooks, Gary Cannone, Max King Cap, Mary Ellen Carroll, Tom Delinger, Peter Downsborough, Karl Erickson, Andreas Fischer, Marc Fischer, Julia Fish, Goat Island, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Matthew Hanner, Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks & Matthew Wilson), Carol Jackson, Chuck Jones, Stephen Lapthisophon, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Little City, Katrin von Maltzahn, Brennan McGaffey, Helen Mirra, Network of Casual Art Audio Visual Dept., People Powered, Dan Peterman, Robert Peters, Kay Rosen, Max Schumann, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Dan Sutherland, Gerold Tagwerker and Lawrence Weiner.
Founded in 1977 by artist Buzz Spector and writers Regan and Roberta Upshaw, WhiteWalls is not-for-profit, artist-run cultural organization and art journal. Since its inception, WhiteWalls has been dedicated ot the support and presentation of artworks that explore conceptual and formal relations among language, theory and visual art, wherein concepts and forms extend beyond the confines of the traditional gallery wall. To date it is the longest running journal dedicated to artists’ projects in the world.