Lower East Side mainstay On Stellar Rays announced today that it will represent artist John Houck, and present a one-person show with him next year. Mr. Houck’s perhaps best known for intricate—and really very beautiful—abstract photographs that he makes by repeatedly rephotographing contact sheets. He prints these with grids of color generated by a software program of his own design, and then creases them in various ways.
Chris Wiley is interested in meaning. Not meaning as a verb, requiring a particular, limited object to act upon, but meaning as a noun, a slippery, nebulous object to be acted upon in its own right. Though it exists only provisionally, it can still be diagnosed, highlighted, elicited, created, arranged, denied, misrepresented or implied—not to mention interpretively postulated by a viewer or reviewer. But if meaning is the medium, the product will have to be a practice.