Danny Volk Studio

Monday, September 20, 2021

CURATION: Ravel


Ravel is an exhibition of two and three dimensional work that attracts with loose references leaving the mind to give up meaning in the pursuit of possibility. Recommended listening to accompany the viewing of the exhibition: Maurice Ravel’s BolĂ©ro.

Above image: Jeremy Burleson, Untitled (D8404), India ink on paper 13 x 19” unique 2019



Friday, May 7, 2021

WORK: The Gap Project (Documents)

 Written documentation of intimate encounters with customers at the flagship Michigan Avenue location of The Gap during the 2013 holiday season.










Sunday, May 2, 2021

WORK: Open Relationship


 Presented at The Honey Hole in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago in 2014

Curator's note:

While working as a curator at Roy Boyd Gallery in 2010, an artist's partner tried to commiserate with me when he found out I was single by saying, "It's so hard our there for a gay man."

A friend recently told me that she used my birthday to do an astrological assessment of my romantic life and found that I have such idealized views of what a relationship and partner should look like that it's very difficult for me to find love.

I offer you the work of men with whom I've dated though, for various reasons, the relationships did not work out. We forge a new relationship here with you, if you decide to include yourself. They forge a new relationship here together without you or me. You and I can come together, without them, and do our own thing. If we want. 

This exhibition is dedicated to the possibility of romance.


Flowers sent to the artist on the night of the opening.


The card reads, "Danny, I hope you find what you are looking for. ❤️"


Mickey Dunner's work above the flowers.

Mickey Dunner's Seams of an Infinite Field of Vision (2008)

Installation view of Brandon Schiflitz's work.

Brandon Schiflitz's Trashfist (date unknown)

Installation views of Chad Brown and Damien Willis' works.

Chad Brown's This Magic Moment (2000)

Video still from Damien Willis' Untitled Object (2013)

Video still from Damien Willis' Untitled Object (2013)

Video still from Damien Willis' Untitled Object (2013)