MAY OR MAY NOT
new works by LEE DELEGARD & ALLISON WADE
JUNE 17-18, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 17, 4-8pm
Open Hours: Monday, June 18, noon-4pm
1913 W 17th Street, Chicago 60608
In MAY OR MAY NOT, everyday objects and materials—paper, ceramic, fabric, surveyors string, concrete and gum—are neither transformed nor transcended. Rather, they are used for what they are, evoking a material logic that thwarts definitive coherence or resolution.
Both Delegard and Wade juxtapose disparate found materials with haptic sculptural elements. Each cultivates a visual language that traffics in contingent opposites; objects are industrially handmade, precariously stable and aesthetically functional, familiar yet foreign, meticulously haphazard, and exist simultaneously as both image and object.
By exploring the blurred boundaries between spaces, materials and objects, the artists invite viewers to negotiate their own subjective position amongst these various contradictions.
Lee Delegard received her MFA from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2012 and her BA from Beloit College. She has completed residencies at Artspace Studios in Galway, Ireland, and ACRE Projects. Delegard grew up in Minneapolis Minnesota.
More information about Lee Delegard can be found at www.leedelegard.com
Allison Wade is an artist based in Chicago. She received her MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this spring and earned her BA in English literature from Stanford University. She has been awarded residencies at ACRE, Mustarinda (Finland) and the Vermont Studio Center. Wade was born in Dallas, Texas.
More information about Allison Wade can be found at www.allisonwade.com