new work by OLIVIA VALENTINE
May 12-26, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 6-10PM
Open Hours: by appointment
Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space
1254 N Noble St
Olivia Valentine creates relationships between textile and architectural structures. Often working in site-specific installation using methods such as photography, drawing and textile construction, her work addresses the threshold spaces in both buildings and textiles. Recently these have taken the form of 1:1 scale lace windows.
This exhibition will feature a new site specific installation, 1254 N Noble (Constructed Orthographic Drawing in Blue), as well as a series of recent small scale works entitled Field Edgings, that emerged from a series of photographs taken at the ACRE Residency in 2011.
OLIVIA VALENTINE is a Chicago based artist. Her architectural scale textile installations have been shown both nationally and internationally. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She will be travelling to Turkey this fall as a Fulbright Fellow.
More information about Olivia Valentine can be found at www.oliviavalentine.net