Gallery Exhibitions

Water Cooler

8.14.21 - 9.26.21

LVL3 is proud to present Water Cooler, a two-person exhibition featuring work by KG (Chicago) & Rachel Youn (St. Louis).

KG’s balanced textiles coalesce into playful faces, and foam out into fucked up frothy little laces, their precarious crafted shapes shifting between surface and image. By incorporating found objects, the repetitive process becomes a means of reflection, meditating on personal narratives and the rigidity and dismissal of Craft. Youn automates intimacy, giving failed devices another chance to replicate human touch. Their swaying plants speak for themselves, with unnatural gestures born from the machinic hum of secondhand massagers.

KG’s thin threads feign as river foam & Youn’s green plastics play out as erratic vegetal forms, placing the man-made and divine in between a rock and a hard place. Plastic leaves, crocheted doilies, and shooting decoys float the audience into the awkward intimacy of the water cooler office space.

Opening: Saturday,  August 14th 6-1opm!

Gallery hours are Sundays 1-4 pm and can also be made by appointment. Email team@lvl3official.com or call/text 312-469-0333 to reserve a time outside of gallery hours.

*Proof of vaccination and masks are required for all visitors during opening events, regular gallery hours, and all private appointments. 

KG | Dire Straights, 2021 | Two boobs competing in the wind off wood drifting home tied to old lines holding on to this slice of neck one needle to help it all float above an extending branch that basically grows itself really weighed down by your aging gasp and a convenient constant pinch | 13” x 22”
KG | I Want, 2021 | Lazy Daisies crocheted just like however they get made, okay and wasting their lives | Dimensions variable
KG | Estimated Prophet, 2021 | A tear away smile cooked up by us queers heavy with all the ideas of who we all are and me hanging on to that single amber wink tangled in a little mess so hectic it runs made strong by the chord you make me sing | 5" x 6"
Rachel Youn | Temptress, 2021 | Artificial papyrus, massager | 80” x 17” x 12”
Rachel Youn | The Encounter, 2021 | Crayfish bait, motor, hydrocal, latex paint | 7” x 8” x 8”
KG | I Want, 2021 | Lazy Daisies crocheted just like however they get made, okay and wasting their lives | Dimensions variable
Rachel Youn | Last Scallion Standing, 2021 | Artificial green onions, cat toy, rolling stand | 67” x 24” x 69”
KG | Off the Hook, 2021 | And in the bath with Benadryl I Morrison and wake at two Florida flowers tucked tight through French linen weighed down by my absence | 19” x 21”
KG | I Want, 2021 | Lazy Daisies crocheted just like however they get made, okay and wasting their lives | Dimensions variable
KG | Cleanup Time, 2021 | Bleach soaked cotton stripes strung with Donettes stabbed through with this old dog’s nose | 7” x 9”
Rachel Youn | Prune, 2021 | Artificial leaf, pump, sink, dishes, dish cloth, concrete | 38” x 25” x 22”
KG | Little Pad, 2021 | That I might lay my zinnia down on a bed Of cream and handle this clenched by your wrench screening through glass meant to carry our flame softened and held and worth every step | 9” x 6”
Rachel Youn | Vicious Glue, 2021 | Artificial nepenthes, decoy motor, microphone stand, silicone | 56” x 26” x 18”
KG | I Want, 2021 | Lazy Daisies crocheted just like however they get made, okay and wasting their lives | Dimensions variable
KG | Woven to the Sound of Being Alone, 2021 | Too much and never enough of this hot pink line woven by hope framed in hot gossip holding the cure within the wings of a storm | 6” x 8”
KG | I Want, 2021 | Lazy Daisies crocheted just like however they get made, okay and wasting their lives | Dimensions variable
Rachel Youn | Antici...pation, 2021 | Artificial daikon, bamboo cutting board, decoy motor, wood, cloth, cleaver | 60” x 24” x 44”
KG | Standards, 2021 | Say Something Say anything Say goodbye to a bar I knew set low enough with tobacco smooshed apple and the pom that kept with me on this tea soaked plain cut through with flannel lining giving it all away and a stem latched on just because I still can | 10” x 12”
Rachel Youn | Lair, 2021 | Artificial ivy, massager, wood | 110” x 76” x 28”
KG | I Got a Haircut!, 2021 | Tucked in this bag until next time held in a moment I plan an amen | 13” x 11”