Oct 26th 2014

Sara Tabatabaie-Raissi & Trace Krug: flamingo clouds and blue


3311 W. Carroll Ave. #119 Chicago, IL 60624

Opening Sunday, October 26th, from 1PM - 4PM

On view through Sunday, November 23rd

I swear Virginia Woolf used the word “curlycue” in a novel, I just can’t remember which one. Without evidence, I can’t explain my confusion when I stumbled over it: “curlycue,” a word seldom said and, in my recollection, never once seen. This isn’t learning a new word, but discerning its unknown dimensions, its curves and arabesques, its wiggles and tremors.

It isn’t often you find a word so formally pleasing, so aurally nauseating, so pink and wiry. It’s rare to hold a thing in that way. More commonly spelled with an “i” I prefer it with the “y”. That’s the version Woolf used, I think, or didn’t.

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PEREGRINEPROGRAM presents flamingo clouds and blue, new paintings by Sara Tabatabaie-Raissi & Trace Krug. October 26 – November 23, 2014. An opening reception will be held Sunday, October 26, 1 – 4 pm.

Sara Tabatabaie-Raissi (b. 1987, Duluth, MN) is a 2015 MFA candidate in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BA from the University of Florida in 2009, as well as a BFA from SAIC in 2011. Both in art and life, Sara has an alphabetized, color-coordinated file full
of questions, as well as an accompanying water-warped cardboard box full of answers. It has always been for her, about understanding the inherent intricacies that exist between perfection and imperfection. Through her work she aims to elicit pleasure by way of color, playfulness, and pattern.

Trace Krug (b. 1992, Mount Prospect, IL) lives and works in Chicago. He graduated from the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. He is an avid reader and has largely avoided his studio practice since graduating with books: Susan Sontag, Thomas Mann, Joan Didion, David Foster-Wallace, Gustave Flaubert, Mary McCarthy, Elizabeth Hardwick, Paul Goodman, Fran Lebowitz to name a few. He is hoping that this show will be the kick in the ass he needs to get back into the studio.

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