CURATED BY JESSICA COCHRAN
November features new outdoor site-specific projects by Noelle Allen, Mara Baker and Deb Handler. Working dimensionally in mixed media, each artist is known for projects that try, test and push materials such as clay, paper, resin, metal and plaster to new ends using physical and chemical processes. On view for the entire month of November, the artwork’s surfaces and structures will be entirely exposed to (and activated by) wind, rain, snow and sun as Chicago transitions from fall into winter.
Noelle Allen lives and works in Chicago, where she is currently a Hatch Resident at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition. She teaches at at Dominican University.
Mara Baker is a mixed media artist based in Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Trinity College, the Hyde Park Art Center and Cara and Cabezas Contemporary.
Deborah Handler received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2011. She works primarily in clay and drawing.
Jessica Cochran is currently Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and a curator in residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition. She has organized exhibitions for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Arts Council, Poetry Foundation, Art Chicago and NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art. She is the recent recipient of a Clinton Hill Curator’s Grant and a recent grant from the Craft Research Fund.
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