• Chuck Nanney | Selected Ambient Works, Volume II

Chuck Nanney | Selected Ambient Works, Volume II

17 June - 1 October 2017

Chuck Nanney

Selected Ambient Works, Volume II

Video Room and South Galleries


Chuck Nanney will exhibit sculptural works made over the last three years, along with sound pieces, comprising a mini-retrospective of recent activity. Frequently protruding from the walls, painted vividly, and installed at various heights, the works have a Calder-like ability to playfully conflate stability and mobility. Intermixing minimalist tendencies with a distinctive rough-hewn quality, their brightness and seeming joviality are complimented and belied by a devotional quality that speaks eloquently of survival. Sound pieces composed of cut-up poetry and experimental pulsing pop melded with airy drones will accompany the visual display. 

Chuck Nanney was born in Memphis, TN, in 1958, and lives and works in Oakland, CA. Solo exhibitions include Jenny’s, Los Angeles CA; Debs & Co., New York NY; and Galerie Jousse Sequin, Paris, France. His work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions, most recently as 30/130: Bob Nickas at White Columns, New York, NY; Another, Once Again, Many Times More at Martos Gallery, New York, NY; and Readykulous by Ridykelous at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.


Images by Maya Heilman-Hall