Charlie O’Geen and Frank Fantauzzi at Volume Gallery

Charlie O’Geen and Frank Fantauzzi at Volume Gallery

Charlie O’Geen and Frank Fantauzzi at Volume Gallery

On Sept 27, 2012 O’Geen and Fantauzzi traveled 1,400 kilometers over 14 hours to Chicago upon completion of Hollow at RAW Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Engaging in a stream of conversation analyzing projects, past and future they arrived at Volume Gallery, immersed themselves in the space, and began to analyze the architecture. Like any building, 845 West Washington has had many lives; originally built to house automobiles, now galleries and creative practices, the space has hosted several bodies of energy.

Through O’Geen and Fantauzzi’s investigation of the site, they encourage the viewer to observe the building’s earliest components while simultaneously creating a new architectural language. Combined with exhuming the building’s past, O’Geen and Fantazzi will construct new environments utilizing building materials that call into question its prior lives and our relationship to the space.

The themes addressed in Dizzy are congruent to O’Geen and Fantauzzi’s practices, exploring structure, material and the impact of occupation. The work enlists a simple tire as metaphor for the body, the brick and the building unit. The installation (Dizzy) is about measuring these bodies and making them visually apparent.

**The images and text are from Volume Gallery

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