Roni Packer, The 18th Lemon, 2019, oil and enamel withgrommets on canvas, 32.5 x 51 inches 83 x 130 cm
Whit Forrester, Banana Floating in Light Above the Concrete in New Orleans, 2019, gold leaf on archival inkjet print, 40 x 26.5 inches 102 x 67 cm, unique
Roni Packer, untitled (I want you to love me), 2018-2019, enamel and latex on canvas 46 x 28 inches 117 x 71 cm
Whit Forrester, Found Coleus Cutting from Candidacy Review on Milk Crates, 2019, gold leaf on archival inkjet print, 40 x 48 inches 102 x 117 cm, unique
Whit Forrester, Found Coleus Cutting from Candidacy Review on Milk Crates, 2019 (detail)
Roni Packer, Leftovers for 8.5” x 11", 2019, enamel and grommets on canvas in custom walnut frame with Sculptey objects, 14.25 x 11.75 inches 36 x 30 cm frame dimensions
Whit Forrester, Homage to Flemish Paintings: Portrait of Amanda’s Mother of Milllions in a Chicago Stairwell, 2019, gold leaf on archival inkjet print, 40 x 57 inches 102 x 145 cm, unique
Roni Packer (left to right): untitled (not a kite); untitled (not a cd); untitled (not a drawer), 2019, enamel and grommets on canvas in custom walnut frame with Sculptey objects, 14.25 x 11.75 inches 36 x 30 cm frame dimensions each
Roni Packer, Suspending (new pink), 2019, enamel on canvas, 46 x 28 inches 117 x 71 cm
Whit Forrester, A Coordinated Intention - Musa spp. Repaired in a Place Three Planes Meet, 2017, gold leaf on archival inkjet print 13.25 x 20 inches 34 x 51 cm, unique
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Whit Forrester & Roni Packer
7.12.2019 – 8.17.2019
“Here lies Sir Tact, a diplomatic fellow, who’s silence was not golden, but yellow” - Timothy Steele, Epitaph
“A yellow memory from the yellow age. Fool’s yellow, and yellow silence. When yellow wishes to ingratiate it becomes gold” - Derek Jarman, The Perils of Yellow
Aspect/Ratio is pleased to present Coning, a two-person exhibition from artists Whit Forrester and Roni Packer.
Coning is defined as a solid whose surface is generated by a line passing through a fixed point and a fixed plane curve not containing the point, consisting of two equal sections joined at a vertex (Merrian-Webster). It is with this precision and purism that Forrester and Packer approach their work. Both artists celebrate their shared devotion to color, form, and material. Yellow and gold are equally celebrated for their vibrancy but here serve to ensconce the viewer.
Whit Forrester is Chicago based artist who was born in Kentucky. They received a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Columbia College. Whit has exhibited international and with a range of aesthetic interests that include: practices of accumulation, manifestations of power, diaspora, noetic science, new materialisms, discourses around the transcendent and the material relationship between self and world. Exhibition highlights include Groundings at MCA Chicago and New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival at DePaul Art Museum.
Roni Packer is a painter who prioritizes the paint over the image. Her spacious paintings and installations are a material and formal explorations that invariably put color at their core. Born and raised in Tel Aviv and currently based in Chicago, she received her MFA from The University of Illinois-Chicago in 2017, and was a BOLT resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition in 2017-2018. Packer’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Ground Floor at Hyde Park Art Center and Living Architecture at 6018 North.