The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Minor Local Slumpage, a solo exhibition of new sculptures by BOLT Resident Ginger Krebs.
Krebs is best known for ensemble-performance works that investigate the vulnerability of bodies driven to achieve extreme efficiency or bodies surveilled by concealed systems of power. Revisiting sculpture after a 12-year hiatus, Krebs addresses awkwardness, intimacy, violence and seduction in the 40 fleshy specimens that comprise Minor Local Slumpage. They range in size — some similar to sushi, others closer to a softball — and reveal familiar materials, like a shoulder pad, a piece of fake baloney, or hair pulled from a drain. Many appear to have been disturbed; skewered, scraped, disemboweled, or encased in rubber. If asked for their manifesto, these works might reply:
We are moist.
There are secrets.
Our bodies escape us.
We have hair.
We are tasty.
We may be faking it.
Light on too many sides!
We survived something terrible.
We can barely contain ourselves.
We don’t yet exist.