BOLT Project Space
A solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Homa Shojaie
Opening Reception: January 20, 6-9pm
Quarterly Site #9: Support
A group exhibition featuring HATCH Project artists and Quite Strong Lust List designers
Presented by Twelve Galleries Project
Curated by Quite Strong
Opening Reception: January 20, 6-9pm
De-Mystifying the Art Critic
Panelists: Duncan MacKenzie , Lane Relyea, Lori Waxman, and James Yood
Moderated by BOLT artist-in-residence Stacia Yeapanis
January 21, 1-3pm
Chicago, IL. January 6, 2011--Chicago Artists' Coalition is pleased to present two dynamic exhibitions: ASCENT, a solo exhibition featuring work by BOLT Resident Homa Shojaie AND Quarterly Site #9: Support featuring the work of HATCH Project artists and Quite Strong Lust List designers. Quarterly Site #9: Support is presented by Twelve Galleries Project & curated by Quite Strong. Both exhibitions open January 20th from 6-9pm at Chicago Artists' Coalition (CAC), 217 North Carpenter Street and will run from January 20 through February 10, 2012.
Homa Shojaie presents ASCENT, an installation that investigates the material space of canvas to explore archetypal personas. Shojaie's new work creates a meditative space that builds on the potential of canvas while metaphorically referencing the body. As the warps and the wefts of the raw canvas are methodically peeled away, layers of meaning reveal the subject's emotional landscape. Hovering on the edges of painting, architecture, sculpture and text, Shojaie's installation references a zone that never fully attaches itself to any one discipline. Instead, ASCENT is continuously shifting, carefully diffusing the boundary of the threads found in the frayed canvas, simultaneously revealing everything and nothing.
In collaboration with CAC's Hatch Projects, Twelve Galleries Project presents Quarterly Site #9: Support curated by female design collective Quite Strong. The exhibition showcases two communities of visual creatives-HATCH Projects artists and Quite Strong Lust List designers.
Installations by HATCH Projects Artists -
Marissa Lee Benedict/ Amanda Greive / Renee Prisble / Brittany Ransom / David Wittig / Jim Zimpel
Art and design works by Quite Strong Lust List Designers -
Alanna MacGowan / Cave Party Collective / Firebelly Design / Elaine Fong / Jos� Scaglione / Julia Stotz / Katherine Verhoeven / Linsey Burritt / Margot Harrington / Monina Velarde / Nancy A. Bernardo / Nancy McCabe / Nicole Lavelle / Renata Graw / Tinne Van Loon / Tonya Douraghy / Veronica Corzo-Duchardt / Veronika Burian / Zara Picken
Together, HATCH Projects, an initiative of CAC focusing on contemporary art and professional artist development, Quite Strong, a collective fostering the overlap of art and design cultures, and Twelve Galleries Project, a roving curatorial experiment exploring collaborative exhibition models, can reap benefits for the Chicago creative experience. Each respective group challenges its members to step outside their immediate communities to seek vast and varied perspectives and experiences. The result: the facilitation and implementation of a support system beyond what is merely essential and into territory that is rich and rewarding. In essence, Quarterly Site #9: Support connects the "support" theme central to the missions of Hatch Projects, Quite Strong and Twelve Galleries Project and to the success of artists of all kinds.
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A.B.C. - Art.Business.Create. presents: De-Mystifying the Art Critic
De-mystifying the Art Critic surfaced out of a conversation with contemporary, emerging Chicago artists and intends to define the current climate of art criticism and break down the relationship between artist and art critic. Representing local and international, print and web-based publications, this dynamic panel (Duncan MacKenzie , Lane Relyea, Lori Waxman, and James Yood) moderated by BOLT artist-in- residence Stacia Yeapanis will speak to both the theoretical and practical considerations of art criticism for both art writers and artists.
De-mystifying the Art Critic will take place on January 21, 2012 from 1-3pm at Chicago Artists' Coalition, 217 North Carpenter.
To purchase tickets, please call 312.491.8888
CAC Members: $11. Non-members: $22.