The Obvious

Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica

Milena Büsch, Aria Dean, Hans-Christian Lotz, Laurel Doody Library Supply, Ian Markell, Georgie Nettell, Megan Plunkett, Chadwick Rantanen organized by Attilia Fattori Franchini and Felix Gaudlitz 11.2.– 26.4.2020

Thoughts, Contemplation.

Sometimes I think, whilst considering my own narrative, that maybe I’m the talking-cat, or like, maybe I’m the witch, or maybe I’m only the article, the comma, I’m a supporting character, and that’s a hard thing for my ego to take, because I want to be the hero of the human story, but I’m not. I’m someone that is in the background in regards to survival because I am not really directly supporting survival, I’m just supporting it in a very abstract way, and possibly, at times, not supporting it. Possibly not supporting it, means antagonist? I could be an antagonist but antagonists are imperative for a virus to survive because it makes it stronger.

Chadwick Rantanen, Loop (Brave is Easy), 2014, Fabric (Cherokee Inc, 65% Polyester/ 35% Cotton), Plastic (Buterate), Carbon Fiber Rod, Powdercoated, Steel Ferrules (RAL9004 – Matte), Tags (Polyester/Acetate/Paper), Approximately 50 segments, Circumferential dimensions variable up to 1150 inches
The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Megan Plunkett, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Megan Plunkett, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Laurel Doody Library Supply, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Georgie Nettell, 8 Reality is made up of oppressive structures, not individual fantasies, 2019, Speaking tile with recorded file, Ed. 1/5 + 1 AP, 10.16 × 10.16 cm (4 × 4 in)
Chadwick Rantanen, Loop (Minnie in Love), 2014, Fabric (Cherokee Inc, 65% Polyester/ 35% Cotton), Plastic (Buterate), Carbon FiberRod, Powdercoated, Steel Ferrules (RAL9004 – Matte), Tags (Polyester/Acetate/Paper), Approximately 50 segment, Circumferential dimensions variable up to 1150 inches
Chadwick Rantanen, Loop (Minnie in Love), 2014, Fabric (Cherokee Inc, 65% Polyester/ 35% Cotton), Plastic (Buterate), Carbon FiberRod, Powdercoated, Steel Ferrules (RAL9004 – Matte), Tags (Polyester/Acetate/Paper), Approximately 50 segment, Circumferential dimensions variable up to 1150 inches
Hans-Christian Lotz, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Georgie Nettell, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Georgie Nettell, 6 Keeping up is just the story you choose to live with, 2019, Speaking tile with recorded file, Ed. 2/5 + 1 AP, 10.16 × 10.16 cm (4 × 4 in)
The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Aria Dean, But as one… (rework, feat.), 2019, Ed. 1 AP / 5 + 2 AP, Video, 10 min 47 sec
The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Milena Büsch, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Hans-Christian Lotz, Untitled, 2017 – 2020, Soaps, shampoos, and shower corner basket, ca. 22 × 24 × 24 cm (8.662 × 9.449 × 9.449 in)
Chadwick Rantanen, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Chadwick Rantanen, Fingerpaint, 2020, Two laminated inkjet prints on paper, tape, each: 12.07 × 15.24 cm (4 3/4 × 6 in)
Ian Markell, PASS, 2020, Canvas, Polyester thread, Aluminum, various hardware, 66,04 × 365,76 cm (26 × 144 in)
Chadwick Rantanen, Dark Sconce, 2020, Laminated inkjet print on paper, 28.70 × 29.72 cm (11.3 × 11.7 in)
Georgie Nettell, Installation view, The Obvious, 2020, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica
Georgie Nettell, 9 There is no genre that is not an episode in the story of life, 2019, Speaking tile with recorded file, Ed. 1/5 + 1 AP, 10.16 × 10.16 cm (4 × 4 in)
Megan Plunkett, Everybody Wins 25, 2019, Digital print on glossy paper in artist’s frame, 25,4 × 20,3 cm (10 × 8 in)
The Obvious, 2020, Installation view, Art at Michael’s, Santa Monica