May 9th 2015

opening discussion | 5pm
reception | 6pm
May 09 2015
Midway Studios, Great Hall
University of Chicago
6016 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(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.

Autumn Elizabeth Clark hails from the tiny state of Rhode Island but has occupied the Midwest since 2007. In 2011 she received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; Autumn continued her time in the Midwest with moving to Chicago in 2012. Autumn will be graduating this June with her MFA from the University of Chicago; her work is driven from a series questions and criticisms surrounding family, trauma and memory. Autumn works in a variety of mediums including wallpaper, books, video, photography, collage and sculptural elements but most often using the language and history of photography, pop culture and film. The coming months Autumn plans to be getting her hands dirty with working on her first feature length horror film with Michael Lucas.

Allison Barnes is a photographer, printer and writer, and holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A in photography. Her photographs and musings often focus on the themes of intimacy and Topophilia, exploring the relationship between Space and Place and their impressions within the history of the landscape, and its contents that inform the phenomena of our most intimate settings. Using prints, drawings and text, Barnes prompts her viewers to conjure up their own personal geographies and to consider how significant our experiences are to the value of Place. Her research has led her to several projects, most recently completing a printing residency to interpret that landscape through the Higgins Glass Plate Negative Collection. Barnes is the co-founder of Great Northern Labs, an analog darkroom and printing / publishing platform based in Chicago.

Gabe Moreno is an artist currently located in Chicago.
where he is pursuing a Masters in Fine Art at the University of Chicago.

Daniel Stephen Miller is an Australian-born artist living in Chicago,where he is currently undertaking an MFA in the Department of Art Theory
& Practice at Northwestern University.

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