The Chicago-born (and based) artist has a history with consumerism. His work has repeatedly exploited and exposed the consumer cultures that surround him, participating in the 89+ panel ‘Branding’ and contributing works to shows with titles like Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship and Personal Belongings.
For his latest show at Levy Deval, Khek presents a press release in the form of a travelogue, with a paragraph introducing the itinerary. Perhaps the materials mentioned—a blue pen, xeroxed essays, 13¢, iron—hint to the materials that we will see in the Khek’s show; he has a way of including the unusual (rotting bananas, anyone) in this installations. Then again, maybe not.
See the exhibition page for details. **