Gallery Exhibitions

Glimpses

6.26.21 - 8.8.21

LVL3 is proud to present Glimpses — a  three-person exhibition featuring work by Minami Kobayashi (London), Sacha Ingber (New York), and Justin Nalley (Chicago). 

Kobayashi’s splayed-out paintings depict transient scenes of human and animal figures amidst implicative narratives. When engaging with her translucent works, the viewer takes on the perspective of a vulnerable voyeur, momentarily invited into shifting landscapes of routine. Ingber’s objects take on a fantasy life of their own. Her delicate sculptures and drawings are memorials, evocative abstractions that reify personal mythologies. In contrast to her processual sculptural works, her drawings reflect the rhythm of a person’s daily psyche. 

Nalley pokes fun at the collective fantasies artists and Americans alike prescribe to, to navigate current times. All three artists address potential sites of memory, as Kobayashi asks the viewer to revel in the ephemeral, Ingber parses out the potential permanence of everyday iconographies, and Nalley improvises with collections of doodles and receipts. Exuding sentimental humor, Nalley’s poetry cares for the viewer, holding them in the emotive space of art-making, tying the psychological spaces Kobayashi & Ingber work from to manifest their affective compositions. Each artist in Glimpses sneaks a glance, asking the viewer to unpack their associative experiences with the works and creative process.

Opening Weekend:

Saturday,  June 26th 2:30-7:30pm *Adjusted due to inclement weather
Sunday, June 27th 1-5pm

Regular gallery hours Sundays 1-4pm and by appointment.
Email team@lvl3official.com or call/text 312-469-0333 to reserve a time.

*If you are not vaccinated, masks must be worn to enter the gallery.

Image description: This is a work by Justin Nalley titled; Untitled (Studio Floor 052521). This work resembles a collection of dust and debris that is stuck to a large piece of tape and is framed in a wooden, recessed, rectangular frame.
Justin Nalley| Untitled (Studio Floor 052521), 2021 |Mixed media and acid free tape on paper, frame| 13” x 10” x 1”
Image description: This is a photograph of a sculpture titled Amazonas 2000 by Sacha Ingber. This sculpture is displayed on the floor, it is shaped like an alligator with a circular grill on its back.
Sacha Ingber|Amazonas 2000, 2014-2021| Steel, glazed earthenware, sand, cane webbing, painted and woven vinyl, foam, acrylic paint|26” x 28” x 12”
Image description: This is a photograph of a painting titled A dog and a mantis by Minami Kobayashi. It is a wide painting that is not stretched, it is hung on the wall with nails and grommets. The painting is primarily light green and shows various feet of pedestrians and animals passing by.
Minami Kobayashi| A dog and a mantis, 2021 |Oil on canvas| 17” x 67”
Minami Kobayashi| In a mirror, 2020|Oil on canvas|12.5” x 16.5”
Minami Kobayashi| Dying moth and me at the church garden, 2021 |Oil on canvas and cotton ribbon| 17” x 69.25”
Sacha Ingber| Untitled, 2021| Ink, gouache, watercolor, colored pencil on paper| 22” x 15”
Sacha Ingber| Untitled, 2021| Ink, charcoal, gouache, watercolor, colored pencil on paper|22” x 15”
Image description: This is a work by Justin Nalley titled; Untitled (Studio Floor 041621—mislabeled as 041620). This work resembles a collection of dust and debris that is stuck to a large piece of tape and is framed in a wooden, recessed, rectangular frame.
Justin Nalley| Untitled (Studio Floor 041621—mislabeled as 041620), 2021| Mixed media and acid free tape on paper, frame| 13” x 10” x 1”
Image description: This is a work by Justin Nalley titled; Untitled (Studio Floor 041421). This work resembles a collection of dust and debris that is stuck to a large piece of tape and is framed in a wooden, recessed, rectangular frame.
Justin Nalley| Untitled (Studio Floor 041421), 2021| Mixed media and acid free tape on paper, frame |13” x 10” x 1”
Image description: This is a work by Justin Nalley titled; Untitled (Studio Floor 040621). This work resembles a collection of dust and debris that is stuck to a large piece of tape and is framed in a wooden, recessed, rectangular frame.
Justin Nalley| Untitled (Studio Floor 040621), 2021| Mixed media and acid free tape on paper, frame |13” x 10” x 1”
Image description: This is a work by Justin Nalley titled; Untitled (Studio Floor 060621). This work resembles a collection of dust and debris that is stuck to a large piece of tape and is framed in a wooden, recessed, rectangular frame.
Justin Nalley| Untitled (Studio Floor 060621), 2021| Mixed media and acid free tape on paper, frame |13” x 10” x 1”
Sacha Ingber| Tax Season, 2021| Brass, aqua-resin, paper, acrylic paint, inkjet transfer, rocks, embroidery on vinyl, 3-ring binder, binder clip| 28.75” x 11.5” x 5”
Sacha Ingber| Tax Season, 2021| Brass, aqua-resin, paper, acrylic paint, inkjet transfer, rocks, embroidery on vinyl, 3-ring binder, binder clip| 28.75” x 11.5” x 5”
Minami Kobayashi| A visitor during a sudden shower, 2021|Oil on canvas| 13” x 68.75”
Sacha Ingber| Untitled, 2021| Ink, charcoal, gouache, watercolor, colored pencil on paper| 22” x 15”
Justin Nalley| Fantasy of Potential, 2021|Custom plinth and iced coffee|96” x 14" x 14"
Minami Kobayashi| (Courtesy of Goldfinch Gallery) A white cat in a garden, 2018|Egg tempera on panel| 12” x 12”
Minami Kobayashi| Bed room during dawn, 2021|Oil on canvas| 16.5” x 53.5”
Justin Nalley| Artist Book, 2021| Correction tape and correction fluid on How To Be An Artist by Jerry Saltz|7.5” x 5” x 0.75”