Mar 16th 2012

Power Lines

@ Chicago Artists' Coalition

217 N Carpenter Street

Opening Friday, March 16th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Thursday, April 5th

Chicago Artists’ Coalition HATCH project artists presents:
A two-person exhibition featuring HATCH Project artists
Angela Davis Fegan & Alexandra Lee (ATYL)
Curated by Regin Igloria

Opening Reception:
Friday March 16th 6-9PM
Chicago Artists’ Coalition
217 N Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607

March 16-April 5, 2012

POWER LINES showcases the recent work of Angela Fegan Davis and Alexandra Lee (ATYL), two artists exploring formal and metaphoric boundaries. Delineated thoughtfully through ink and collage on paper, (ATYL) installations take on a similar vein of empowerment; her use of paper and other found objects are layered,

Angela Davis Fegan
High School, she received her BFA in Fine Arts from New York’s Parson’s School of Design. Angela has mounted shows at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Montgomery Ward Gallery, the Flat Iron Building (Chicago), and the MC Gallery (New York). She has been featured in Muzzle Magazine’s Best In Print Issue, and her art has been selected for book covers including How to Seduce a White Boy in Ten Easy Steps. She is currently working with playwright Kristiana Rae Colon on the set design for her solo play, Cry Wolf. In 2011, Angela was selected to be a member of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s HATCH Projects,

Alexandra Lee (ATYL) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she maintained an interdisciplinary course of study. After working in interior design, she pursued a JD degree. Her volunteer experience in immigration/asylum and domestic violence underpinned her views on gender and politics, and continues to impact her art. Now a full-time artist, ATYL’s multi-layered mixed-media artwork articulates and, when necessary, challenges cultural values and perceptions. It relays messages of social justice through fostering dialogues, with hopes to raise consciousness and empower, through local and international platforms. Pieces in this exhibition are inspired by Dream of the Red Chamber, one of China’s Four Great Classical Novels which reflected the rise and decay the author’s wealthy family, and by extension, the then ruling dynasty. Through the inequalities and bondage portrayed in the story, the artwork seeks to confront similar, still existing issues in contemporary culture, little-changed

Regin Igloria maintains an interdisciplinary studio practice which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He teaches studio courses regularly at Marwen and has taught at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Terra Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and various workshops throughout the Chicagoland area. Currently he serves as the Director of Artists-In-Residence at The Ragdale Foundation and also runs North Branch Projects, a community bookbinding studio and project space in Albany Park, Chicago, which he founded in 2010. He received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his BFA from The School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and has exhibited his work internationally, most recently at the 2010 ANTI Festival in Kuopio, Finland. He is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago, IL

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