This is an arena for play. Impulsive and subconscious. Fondling each other with delinquent intentions. Fuck em’ I wanna be bad. But I’m not good at bad because I’m needy. That why I pacify with hot girls, kitties, doggies, booze, BOOZE, BOOZE, STEALING, STEALING, T, T, T, THC, CBD! If the work doesn’t mean shit does that mean it’s bad? SHIT I WANNA PLAY.
Featured at Lagos during Condo CDMX, BBWNB’s is an exhibition of works by Isabelle Francis McGuire and the curatorial project/collaborative duo New Works, run by Rebecca Lothan and Antonio López. Babies Born with no Brains’ content is meant to be handled and be handled by.
Isabelle Frances McGuire is an American artist living and working in Chicago. They graduated with a BFA from School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Their work is centered around themes of play, performance, and pop. Materials choices include, silicone, plastics, engineered sugars, wheat, corn, and images. Notable exhibitions include I’m a Cliche at Prairie in Chicago and upcoming exhibitions at Sibling Gallery in Toronto and From The Desk of Lucy Bull in Los Angeles.
Founded in 2018, New Works is an artist run project space based in Humboldt Park, Chicago. They aim to present a diverse array of experimental exhibitions removed from medium specificity. The intermittent use of white-cube spaces against the rough industrial nature of an active studio comments on the contingent nature of curatorial dispositions.
Rebecca Lothan (b. 1992) is a Chicago-based curator and artist. She graduated with a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She co-founded and co-runs New Works, a project space based in Humboldt Park, Chicago.
Antonio López (b. Quito 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist. Holds a BFA from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – IL (2017). His recent work interrogates –through painting, installations and curating– the flexibility of the contemporary subject: the structures that govern them, their documentation and historization instruments. He co-founded and co-runs New Works. In 2019, he funded NAVE, a residency program for artists based in Guayllabamba, Ecuador. He has been a resident artists at Vermont Studio Center, Vermont and Heima Artist Residency, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. His work has been shown at spaces such as Mana Contemporary, Miami; Trestle Projects, NY; Frontera 115, CDMX; Ox, Bow School of Art, MI, among other. He divides his time between Quito and Chicago.
Condo is collaborative exhibition by 21 galleries across 11 Mexico City spaces.
Preview: Thursday 26 September, 5pm
Dates: 26 September — 26 October 2019