Erik Wenzel

New ‘N’ Lonelier Laze

June 25 – July 24, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, June 25, 6 – 9p.m.


DOVA temporary is pleased to announce “New ‘N’ Lonelier Laze” an exhibition by Erik Wenzel. The show is a continuation Wenzel’s reductive turn: creating a viewing situation from a selection of an increasingly sparse collection of things- in this case a new video work and some objects. A musical component will also be present during the opening in the form of a selection of songs played in alphabetical order by title.

Erik Wenzel is an artist living in Chicago. He received his MFA from The University of Chicago in 2009 and his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. Recent solo exhibitions include “Warm For Your Formalism” at DOVA temporary and “Belief in Doubt in Painting” at 65GRAND (Chicago) both in 2009. This Fall Wenzel will present “Live A Little, Live Ennui” at the President’s Gallery of Harold Washington College. He is currently editing and contributing to “Internal Necessity: a reader tracing the inner logics of the contemporary art field” to be published by Sternberg Press in August.