Nov 4th 2011


@ Chicago Artists' Coalition : BOLT Residency Gallery

217 N Carpenter St. Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, November 4th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, December 2nd

“Aftermath”, an exhibition of 5 BOLT Residents co-curated by the husband-and-wife team Jeriah Hildwine and Stephanie Burke.

Aftermath refers to what is left behind after an event, especially a destructive event, or an extinction. The artists in this exhibition work with ideas of organic life, nature, place, the body, and ritual. Some of the work in this exhibition explores the relationship between people and nature, and between what it means to be human and what it means to be an animal. Others may relate to ritual and the body, to our physicality and our animal nature, suggesting that we are perhaps not so far removed from our animal origins as we often suppose, as attested to by recurrent myths of lycanthropy (werewolves), and true stories of feral children. Participating artists include Melika Bass, Sarah Belknap + Joseph Belknap, Gwynne Johnson, Jenny Kendler, Homa Shoajaie and Amber Hawk Swanson.

Aftermath opens November 4th from 6-9pm at Chicago Artists’ Coalition (CAC), 217 North Carpenter Street and w ill run from November 4-December 2, 2011. To kick off these exhibitions, BOLT resident Amber Hawk-Swanson will present Online Comments (August 2007 – August 2011), a performance that responds to early press for her Amber Doll Project (2008), on November 1 from 6-8:30pm in the BOLT Project Space at CAC.

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