Chiara No & Frank Castanien at Bible

Artists: Chiara No & Frank Castanien

Exhibition title: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Venue: Bible, New York, US

Date: October 22 – November 19, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Bible, New York

Note: List of works can be found here

Take a look around now
Change the direction
Adjust the tuning
Try a new translation
Don’t look at your man in the same old way
Take a new picture
Just because you don’t see shooting stars
Doesn’t mean it isn’t perfect
Can’t you see…

It’s the stuff that dreams are made of
It’s the slow and steady fire
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of
It’s your heart and soul’s desire
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of

So what’s this about your best friend?
She’s got a brand new shiny boy
And they’re moving out to Malibu
To play with all his pretty toys
And you feel closed in by the same four walls
The same old conversation
With the same old guy you’ve know for years
But use your imagination
And you will see….

Chiara No (b. 1981) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied Art and Theory at the Glasgow School of Art from 2002-2003 and received a BA in Art History from Towson University in 2005. She earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing in 2011 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She has shown at Vox Populi, Little Berlin and Space 1026 in Philadelphia, PA; H18 Gallery in Brussels, Belgium; The Institute for American Art, Portland, ME; MINT, Columbus, OH; Johalla Projects, Comfort Station and Mess Hall, Chicago, IL and Nudashank, TranzModern and Current Space, Baltimore, MD.

Frank Castanien (b. 1989) is an artist and writer living and working in New York City. He received his BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Castanien hasexhibited at No Place Gallery, Page (NYC), 99 Cent Gallery, RYOBI Room, and Thierry Goldberg Gallery. He has also participated in curatorial projects with Sorry Archive and Alt + Esc.Recently, Castanien released his third book, UNDER VOMIT HOWL, a short story that explores the limits of consciousness and the sexual event.