Bogdan Cheta
Notes on how to cook with thoughts & sleep with sounds

November 19 - January 6

Opening reception: Sunday, November 19, 5-8PM

Hovering between the uncertain space of writing an essay without a subject and then living underneath this essay as a way to make a shelter, Notes on how to cook with thoughts drifts as a living still-life image that performs both as a mode of writing and as a material object. An object that you can take in your pocket and inhabit at will, as a way to be alone — alone with others, in a pocket.

Bogdan’s residency at 67 Steps occured between Nov. 12 -19 and concluded with a textual script: 

Notes on how to cook with thoughts & sleep with sounds (PDF):




an artificial living environment that continues to be performed by the fictionalized gaze of electronic devices
mp3
2017



Still-life composition embroidered with shadows on a quilted moving blanket, Bogdan Cheta, 2017

To accompany the exhibition, Bogdan has written the following text:

The Drift _ The Weave.pdf


There isn’t any photo documentation of Bogdan’s exhibition. Instead, everyone is invited to use Bogdan’s script to make an arrangement of their own. Below are the submissions so far:


Ana Iwataki, Los Angeles, November 2017.


Ana Iwataki, Los Angeles, November 2017


Ana Iwataki, Los Angeles, November 2017


Michael Zahn, Pasedena, November 2017


Michael Zahn, Pasadena, November 2017


Sabrina Tarasoff, Pasadena, November 2017


Sabrina Tarasoff, Pasadena, November 2017


Sabrina Tarasoff, Pasedena, November 2017


Bogdan Cheta, Calgary, November 2017


Zoë Wonfor, Joshua Tree, December 2017


Zoë Wonfor, Joshua Tree, December 2017


Zoë Wonfor, Joshua Tree, December 2017


Zoë Wonfor, Joshua Tree, December 2017


Zoë Wonfor, Joshua Tree, December 2017

Hanna Hur, Los Angeles, December 2017


Jenny Gagalka, Los Angeles, December 2018


Allen Brewer, Glendale, December 2017


Jennifer Salahub, Calgary, December 2017


Jennifer Salahub, Calgary, December 2017


Jennifer Salahub, Calgary, December 2017



Keith Daly, Santa Cruz, December 2017



Keith Daly, Santa Cruz, December 2017


Keith Daly, Santa Cruz, December 2017



Bogdan Cheta, Calgary, December 2017



Bogdan Cheta, Calgary, December 2017



Bogdan Cheta, Calgary, December 2017



Bogdan Cheta, Calgary, December 2017



Bogdan Cheta, Calgary, December 2017


Keith Daly, Lawndale, December 2017


Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed, Victoria, January 2018



Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed, Victoria, January 2018



Tomas Jonsson, Calgary, January 2018



Please email submissions to 67stepsgallery@gmail.com, thanks!

Simultaneously present and critically absent from the communities his projects immerse into, Bogdan Cheta is an artist and writer who works somewhere in-between literature and the virtual world of crafted images. Exhibitions of his work often take the gallery space and immerse its architecture in ongoing performances that script sculptural events in their interaction with the gallery staff and the visiting public. Recent projects have shown at the 12th Havana Biennial in Cuba and at the 7th Mountain Standard Time Performance Biennial in Calgary. Currently Bogdan is an MFA candidate in the Craft Media Program at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada.