Feb 15th 2015

(enter from the courtyard side of the building, between Midway Studios and the Logan Center for the Arts)


Axis and Allies is an exhibition and conversation series seeking to pair MFA-holding or seeking artists from different institutions in an effort to expand contextual circles and encourage critical discourse between geographically and/or educationally disparate practices through conversation and exhibition. Such an exhibition series allows for the creation of productive relationships through both harmonious and incongruent associations.

Christopher Allman is an artist currently living in Chicago. In 2013 he received his MFA in Ceramics from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He likes Fisticuffs, Solitude, Silence, Science, Science Fiction, Walking, Sitting Quietly, Drinking Tea, Founding Cults, National Geographic and Relaxing.

Alex Calhoun is an artist, occasional curator, and general geek living and working in Chicago, IL. She is currently completing an MFA at the University of Chicago, and has work forthcoming in Go Away Ghost Ship at the Logan Center for the Arts. She’s primarily concerned with questions surrounding humor, play, and the potential for seriousness or sincerity therein.

Jessica Campbell is a Canadian human and enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She was raised on an island that, according to the since-abandoned pentecostal church of her youth, also happens to be the witchcraft capital of North America. She completed an MFA in painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute in May 2014 and was the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson fellowship.

Morganne Wakefield (prospective MFA 2016, University of Chicago) makes things and situations that ask questions about fantasy, freedom and escape. Memory and history (cultural and personal) are devices often used, in her work, to drive these questions. Congruently, she loves to travel and daydream.

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