Jun 12th 2015

Join us in the gallery for an opening reception for Jovencio de la Paz’s Endless Flight in the Main Space, an exhibition of recent work dealing with the narrative possibilities of cloth. Using the specific history and process of Batik, a wax-resist dye process indigenous to many cultures of Southeast Asia, de la Paz is developing a hybrid visual language – drawing imagery from such sources as traditional Indonesian and ethnographic textiles, comics, graffiti, quilting, and personal symbology, all of which relates to his own experience as an immigrant growing up in the United States.

Also opening is Anthony Baab’s Cover the Earth in the Project Room. As an itinerant, traveling project in which Baab experiments with objects and materials associated with consumerism, Cover the Earth is an ever expanding and mutating form that undergoes a complete transformation from one location to the next.


Jovencio de la Paz was born in Singapore, and became a citizen of the Unites States in 1994. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008, and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Department of Fiber, in 2012. He has exhibited work at The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; MessHall, Chicago; Uri Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. among others. Currently, he is a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies. He is also a co-founder of the collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, established in 2010.

Anthony Baab was born in Dallas, Texas and is currently based in New Orleans, LA, where he teaches as Professor of Practice for the Newcombe Art Department at Tulane University. He studied Painting and Printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute before obtaining an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Cornell University. He is a Charlotte Street Award Recipient (2006), Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellow (2014-2015), and Skowhegan resident (2015) that has exhibited at: The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (KS), Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (KC), Tompkins Projects (NY), Haw Contemporary (KC) and Grand Arts (KC). Collections include: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, and the Microsoft Corporate Art Collection.

Threewalls is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to increasing Chicago’s cultural capital by cultivating contemporary art practice and discourse. Through a range of exhibition and public programs, including symposiums, lectures, performances and publications, Threewalls creates a locus of exchange between local, national and international contemporary art communities.

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