Mar 23rd 2013

Jonathan Fields: Circus Lemonade One

@ The Hills Esthetic Center

128 N Campbell Ave, Chicago Il 60612

Opening Saturday, March 23rd, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, April 20th

Jonathan Fields attempts to develop a language of sculptural form in which time and motion can enter the life of the piece with the same ease and authority as the cultural references of the image, and physicality of the object. Combining the sculptural and the theatrical, the photographic and the performative and the personal with the public to create work that infuses the present with the material accumulations of the past. The everyday has become a continuous challenge for the individual, who sees him/herself being unceasingly forced to re-signify and re-organize the most ordinary and common relations he/she has with the real world and, at the same time, with his/her notion of the self. There has been a fascination with the way architectural structures embrace, contain, shelter, frame, and even control the individuals who inhabit them. The world of art has naturally manifested itself into more than aesthetics and is no longer all about what the viewer sees, but rather what the viewer feels and takes away from the work.

JONATHAN FIELDS was born in Charleston West Virginia, and lives and works in Los Angeles. Fields received his BFA from The Art Center College of Design and has recently been accepted to the MFA (New Genres) program at UCLA with expected graduation in 2015.

THE HILLS ESTHETIC CENTER is both a conventional and organic exhibition space located within a complex of artist’s studios and audio recording facilities on Chicago’s west side. Focusing on emerging artists and local arts initiatives, the space aims to promote a breadth of cultural production and invention in the service of independent artistic expression. We value a relaxed artist-controlled environment with the potential for the interaction of critical and social dialogues.

More information about The Hills can be found at

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition) was founded in 2010 with the ambition to provide the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program. The residency itself takes place each summer in rural southwest Wisconsin and brings together artists from across disciplines and levels of experience to create a regenerative community of cultural producers. Over the course of the following year ACRE endeavors to further support its residents by providing venues for exhibitions, idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

More information about ACRE can be found at

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