Jan 29th 2015

Rafael E. Vera: The Moments Between

@ Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery

619 S Wabash, Chicago IL 60605

Opening Thursday, January 29th, from 5PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, February 21st

Curated by Jessica Cochran

In The Moments Between, Vera’s new sculptures utilize building materials and domestic objects, which revel in a state of in between-ness and occupy ambiguous space relative to production and consumption. Fabricating his palettes, furniture and other objects entirely from scratch and combined with brand new pillows, cinder blocks or palette trucks, these materials are sourced for artistic purposes alone. Soft surfaces meet hard edges where lightness and weight collude in works characterized as much by finesse as they are by heavy lifting. In this way, each sculpture is a proposal.

To provide discursive context for Vera’s practice, curator Jessica Cochran integrates into the exhibition additional works from Vera’s archive and by other artists, including: Jessica Bardsley, Jaclyn Jacunski, Kirsten Leenaars, and Sonja Thomsen.

Also join us for “Some Moments” on Feb. 7, 3- 6 p.m. “Some Moments” is a curated invitational of performance, with words, movement and sound, followed by an artist talk and the launch of Vera’s artist’s book published by PIECRUST Publishing and commissioned for the exhibition. Participating artists include Victor Marquez Barrios, Rachel Foster, Becky Grajeda, and Erik L. Peterson.

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