Renee Delosh: Ch-Chess

Lane Meyer Projects

December 20, 2019 - January 21, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 20, 8pm
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Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to present ​Ch-Chess​, a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Renee Delosh. Throughout the exhibition, drawings and sculptures make repeated references to the game of chess and its distinctive checker-patterned board, pieces, rules and variants.

Chess, Anti-Theft​, is a sculpture and a playable board, orthodox in design with the exception of stainless-steel ball chains tethering each piece. The chains act as a gesture of convenience encumbered by a heavy whiff of morality, providing an absurdly draconian workaround to the municipal game board, which typically requires that players bring their own pieces.

Taking an alternate approach, the remaining works on view examine the symbolism of chess removed from the structure of gameplay. In a series of drawings, rooks and knights intertwine with imagery pulled from ordinary activities, snapshots, and research. Disparate elements float and layer together, stammering as they repeat, cohering into a landscape of depictions and notations. Here the familiar grid of the chessboard becomes at once an abstraction, an aesthetic object and a site for exploration.

For the duration of the exhibition, visitors are welcome to play ​Chess, Anti-Theft​; please handle with care. Renee Delosh (b. 1987 Huntington, NY) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts, New York and has previously exhibited works at SITUATIONS, New York, NY; Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN; Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO; Yes Ma'am Projects, Denver, CO; and Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205