STANDARD (OSLO)
PRESS RELEASE

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CHADWICK RANTANEN
A PICTURE OF A GARDEN CANNOT BE USED TO PREVENT THAT GARDEN'S MANUFACTURE”
24.06.-23.07.2016 / Preview: Friday 24.06.2016 / 19.00-21.00

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STANDARD (OSLO) is proud to announce an exhibition of new works by Chadwick Rantanen.

Novelty is that which can be discarded. Inessential even to that which is kitch, petty and disenfranchised. The novel panders for 'just a moment of your time' seizing the body in a pose of appreciation while merely hawking sensory readjustment. Not only are you occupied by novelty but you become its advertisement. The multicolored, blinking lights are internalized becoming a tolerable agitation. An invisible rash.

A product is a proposal. If it proposes illumination and you can indeed see light, it is most certainly working. Or at least operating. The circuit and battery asserts novelties dumb magic, its wasteful faux self sufficiency. Adapting any object for another purpose is a specific breed of problem solving. It is a weak space of innovation. A stopgap. A process of carving out space where there should be none. Wedging open and embedding in. Not of a process of claiming new territory.

An adaptor does not ask for compromise but takes this burden upon itself. An adaptor is not used to create new function but to transition between standards. This distinguishes ‘adaption’, a process of fusion and an ‘adaptor’ as an object: The adaptor lets its keepers be. It respects their position and does not try to change it, happy to mediate. As you were.”

Chadwick Rantanen

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Chadwick Rantanen lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include “Five Bars of Deal” at Essex Street, New York; “Benton Beach House, The Sullivans, Mary's Getaway, Connor Lake House, Carol's Cabin, Etc...” at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; and “M*A*S*H” with Calvin Marcus at C L E A R I N G, Brussels. His works have also appeared in group exhibitions at Sculpture Center, New York; Overduin and Co, Los Angeles; United Artists, Marfa; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; and 356 South Mission Road, Los Angeles. Throughout the course of the exhibition his works can be seen in “The Peacock” at Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria.


For further information please visit our webpage: www.standardoslo.no or contact Eivind Furnesvik at eivind@standardoslo.no or +47 917 07 429 / +47 22 60 13 10. STANDARD (OSLO) is open Tuesday-Friday: 12.00-17.00 / Saturday: 12.00-16.00. Sunday and Monday: Closed.

The gallery will be closed for summer vacation between the 24th of July and the 21st of August.


Next exhibition project:

Ann Cathrin November Høibo
02.09.-01.10.2016

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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.001
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/1
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.002
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/2
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.003
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/3
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.004
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/4
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    SOCR-S_2016-022
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Kidde Bulova Fulcrom (Luna Moth)
    2016
    Floor clock, LED curtain, smoke detector, LED pool light, LED porch lights, cat toy, LED closet lamp, LED wreath, inflatable suit, all battery operated / 26 custom made AA battery adaptors and six custom made C battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. As shown on installation: 72 x 153 x 146 cm / 28 1/3 x 60 1/4 x 57 1/2 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-022
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    SOCR-S_2016-028.001
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    CTK (Bee)
    2016
    Four battery operated keyboards each with six custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. Each keyboard: 12 x 94 x 30 cm / 4 3/4 x 37 x 11 3/4 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-028
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    SOCR-S_2016-028.002
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    CTK (Bee)
    2016
    Four battery operated keyboards each with six custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. Each keyboard: 12 x 94 x 30 cm / 4 3/4 x 37 x 11 3/4 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-028
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    SOCR-S_2016-023
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Nine Starz Stinger (Red Wasp)
    2016
    LED birdbath, automatic garbage cans, LED address sign, bug zapper, cat toys, LED pole lights, water pump, LED sconce, LED display base lamp, inflatable suit, all battery operated / 28 custom made AA battery adaptors and 15 custom made C battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. As shown on installation: 81 x 171 x 154 cm / 32 x 67 1/3 x 60 2/3 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-023
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    SOCR-S_2016-026
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Touchless Comfort Products ETC (Bee)
    2016
    Vibrating chair, vibrating pillow, LED curtain, LED desk lamps, LED floor lamp, LED candle, garbage can, LED pole lamp, clock, fake security camera, inflatable suit, all battery operated / 38 custom made AA battery adaptors and three custom made C battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. As shown on installation: 138 x 219 x 83 cm / 54 1/3 x 86 1/4 x 32 2/3 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-026
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    SOCR-S_2016-027
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Auto Color Rotation (Monarch/Fly)
    2016
    Electric light table, LED pillows, LED blankets, LED bear, all battery operated / 18 custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    87 x 270 x 76 cm / 34 x 106 x 30"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-027
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.005
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/5
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.006
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/6
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.008
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/8
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.009
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/9
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.010
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/10
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    SOCR-S_2016-012
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Truth Cam (White Fly)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and eight custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    27 x 20 x 8 cm / 11 x 8 x 3"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-012
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    SOCR-S_2016-013
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Moultrie Panoramic (Yellow Butterfly)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and three custom made C battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    23 x 14 x 13 cm / 9 x 6 x 5"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-013
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    SOCR-S_2016-014
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Seen (Red Fly)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and four custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    38 x 10 x 10 cm / 15 x 4 x 4"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-014
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    SOCR-S_2016-015
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Moultrie MFH-DGS-D55IR (Ladybug)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and two custom made C battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    21 x 31 x 14 cm / 8 x 12 x 6"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-015
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    SOCR-S_2016-016
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Wildview (Monarch/White Fly/Red Fly)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and four custom made C battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    18 x 32 x 7 cm / 7 x 13 x 3"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-016
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    SOCR-S_2016-017.001
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Wild Game Razor (Ladybug)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and eight custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    17 x 20 x 11 cm / 7 x 8 x 4"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-017
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    SOCR-S_2016-017.002
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Wild Game Razor (Ladybug)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and eight custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    17 x 20 x 11 cm / 7 x 8 x 4"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-017
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    SOCR-S_2016-017.003
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Wild Game Razor (Ladybug)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and eight custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    17 x 20 x 11 cm / 7 x 8 x 4"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-017
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    SOCR-S_2016-018
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Hunten Outdoors 56 (Red Moth)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and two custom made C battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    26 x 16 x 9 cm / 10 x 6 x 4"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-018
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    SOCR-S_2016-019
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Stealthcam Core Triad (Red Fly)
    2016
    Battery operated trail camera and four custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    21 x 18 x 12 cm / 8 x 7 x 5"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-019
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    SOCR-S_2016-039
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Cardinal Statue (Red Fly)
    2016
    Motion activated bird with two custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    12 x 24 x 15 cm / 5 x 9 x 6"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-039
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    SOCR-S_2016-044
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Robin Statue (Red Fly)
    2016
    Motion activated bird with two custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    13 x 30 x 15 cm / 5 x 12 x 6"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-044
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    SOCR-S_2016-054
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Bluebird Statue (Red Fly)
    2016
    Motion activated bird with two custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    14 x 27 x 12 cm / 6 x 11 x 5"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-054
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    SOCR-S_2016-064
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Finch Statue (Red Fly)
    2016
    Motion activated bird with two custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    11 x 25 x 14 cm / 4 x 10 x 6"
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-064
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    SOCR-S_2016-020.001
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Bird Statues (Robin, Finch, Bluebird, Mockingbird) [Red Fly]
    2016
    8 motion activated birds each with two custom made AA battery adaptors / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. As shown on installation: 14 x 158 x 15 cm / 5 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 6 in / 8 elements, each approximately: 14 x 24 x 15 cm / 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 6 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-020
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.012
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/12
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.013
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/13
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    SOCR-IV_2016-069.014
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    A Picture of a Garden Cannot Be Used to Prevent that Garden's Manufacture
    2016
    Installation view. STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    SOCR/IV 2016-069/14
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    SOCR-S_2016-021
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Spinning Globes (Black, Beige, Blue) [Monarch]
    2016
    Set of 3 battery operated globes each with one custom made AA battery adaptor / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. 3 elements with adaptor, each: h = 9 x Ø 14 cm / h = 3 1/2 x Ø 5 1/2 in / 3 elements without adaptor, each: h = 7 x Ø 14 cm / h = 2 3/4 x Ø 5 1/2 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-021
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    SOCR-S_2016-031
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    Chadwick Rantanen
    Spinning Globes (Black, Beige) [Monarch]
    2016
    Set of 4 battery operated globes each with one custom made AA battery adaptor / Plastic, metal, stickers
    Overall dimensions variable. 4 elements with adaptor, each: h = 9 x Ø 14 cm / h = 3 1/2 x Ø 5 1/2 in / 4 elements without adaptor, each: h = 7 x Ø 14 cm / h = 2 3/4 x Ø 5 1/2 in
    Unique / SOCR/S 2016-031
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