Feb 20th 2010


@ Swimming Pool Project Space

2858 W Montrose, Chicago, IL 60618

Opening Saturday, February 20th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, February 21st

The gallery will be converted into a Room-sized Loom. Initiated by Julia Sherman, Room-A-Loom is a site-specific weaving-experiment that considers the architecture of the gallery.

The loom uses the gallery’s walls to turn a room into a simple machine. It spans the width and breadth of the space, and therefore there is no place to enter without becoming part of the planar field of yarn and donated materials.

Throughout the duration of the show, Swimming Pool Project Space holds an open invitation for anyone to bring his/her own materials and learn to weave. This loom is a very simple incarnation of what can be a very complex craft, and anyone can be taught how to weave on the Room-A-Loom in a matter of minutes.

Swimming Pool Project Space has created one rule outside of Julia’s initial plan, and it is made with respect to Chicago’s history of attention to formal craft. The materials you bring to weave at the Swimming Pool Project Space must be blue, any shade of blue… This is to reflect the floor of the Swimming Pool.

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