Kitchen Space continues its programming with Sweet Dreams, a solo exhibition featuring new work from Alyce Haliday-McQueen, the exhibition continues through September 22nd.
With Sweet Dreams, Haliday-McQueen takes one less step in making. McQueen, whose practice typically concerns itself with photographs and video, will make an installation akin to the tableaux’s she has been assembling for photographic purposes. By removing that final transaction of making the photo, McQueen will be left to rely on her knack for assemblage. McQueen works slowly and diligently. Well versed in the language of nuance, she understands the narrative and discourse of the work she makes. She understands at once, the subtleties of her aesthetics, and the overtness of the images she makes. In other words, she is making images, video and installation that are so clearly about popular ideologies of femininity, but her touch, her own ideology, is in the way that image is crafted.
Alyce Haliday McQueen received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2011 and a BFA in Photography in 2006. She currently teaches at Lillstreet Art Center and CSU in Chicago. She has exhibited extensively throughout California and has received several awards and grants. McQueen lives and works in Evanston, IL