Apr 17th 2015

Y’all and A Rock (me too)

@ Hidden Dog

2151 W 21st Street Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, April 17th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, April 24th

Organized by the SAIC Fiber and Material Studies Department:

Please join us for the opening reception of Y’all and A Rock (me too), a group show featuring works by

Yani Aviles
Justin Chance
Connor Crable
Hunter Foster
Alyx Harch
Andrew Lu
Katie Rapheal
Amina Ross
Chase Schoonmaker
Emily Schulert
Simone Siegel
Cait Smith
Kelsey Strebler
Kate Ulschmid
Tongyu Zhao

Sometimes it’s important to look out of open windows and yell at the yellow sun and say: “Oh yes, I’m a human!” and “Oh my, there’s a rock!”, but sometimes it’s equally important to leave your window open and wait for the rock to yell back. The title “Y’all and A Rock (me too)”, along with the works in this exhibition, think about the lines drawn around and between the subject/object, living/dead. In the hierarchy of animacy, the human comes first, followed by the animal, then plant, and ending in the inert (the rock) which is seen as lifeless. Picking up the rock from the bottom and holding it at arms length, the work sits on equal ground with the viewer, the artist and the objects themselves. The rock moves from a closed structure and opens wide up. Y’all corrals a group of dynamic subjects and (me too) undercuts dichotomy, throwing the makers into the ring. For this exhibition we invite the construction of relations between you, the work, and the artists. The works shown emanate life that enunciates narratives, identities, and forms of communication between people and things, as well as storytelling and play-acting.

*Entrance and bathroom are wheelchair accessible!*
*Gallery hours by appointment only*

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