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Do Something Else

Brent Fogt, "Inbounded," 2017, installation detail
Brent Fogt, "Inbounded," 2017, installation detail
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Do Something Else, a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Brent Fogt.

Take an object / Do something to it / Do something else to it.
- Jasper Johns, 1964

In Do Something Else, Brent Fogt mounts an installation of off-kilter sculptures created from furniture and other found objects. These precariously balanced pieces are inspired by Fogt’s own yoga practice as well as his fascination with how we humans learn to walk, stand, and run. At the opening reception on June 1, 2018, a dance troupe led by Victoria Bradford will interact with the objects and move through the various pathways of the installation. 

Fogt’s love of experimentation with new processes is present in all of his work. The driving question he asks himself is “what would happen if….?” He constantly experiments with new techniques, taking his cues directly from the materials he works with. Without a predetermined outcome in mind, he tests how individual components can be severed, joined, overlapped, combined, and recombined until they constitute a whole or near-whole.


At the opening reception on June 1, 2018, a company of dancers directed by Victoria Bradford | A House Unbuilt will perform in response to the unique construction and placement of the objects. Playing off the ambulatory implications of Fogt’s sculptures, the dancers will perform a durational relay encompassing the city block around the gallery as well as the gallery space itself.


this is the LAST bolt residency EXHIBITION AT 217 N. CARPENTER ST. 
At the end of june 2018, CAC will move TO its new home at 2130 W. FULTON ST.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Artist Bio

Brent Fogt is the son of a Lutheran pastor and a psychotherapist, born in Ohio and raised in Texas. Fogt’s sculpture, collage and drawings have been featured in solo exhibitions at Austin College, Emory University, Indiana University and the Lawndale Art Center, and in publications such as New American Paintings, Art in America and He has completed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I-Park Foundation, and Yaddo. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Fogt lives and works in Chicago.