Feb 21st 2016

Slow Stretch

@ Mana Contemporary Chicago

2233 S. Throop St, Chicago, IL

Opening Sunday, February 21st, from 2PM - 6PM

On view through Sunday, April 3rd

Third Object is pleased to announce Slow Stretch, an exhibition of work by Sarah & Joseph Belknap and Eileen Rae Walsh.

In distinct yet parallel ways, Walsh and the Belknaps seek out moments of awe and mesmerization. Their works evoke sublime natural phenomena in a shared attempt to capture sensations of discovery and engrossment. In Slow Stretch, Walsh and the Belknaps collaborate on a floor-to-ceiling installation of photography and sculpture that blurs the lines of authorship. The culmination of a long-running exchange between the artists and curators, this exhibition and accompanying publication speaks to the nature of collaborative creative practice.

SARAH BELKNAP & JOSEPH BELKNAP are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who earned MFAs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Their work has been exhibited in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, Western Exhibitions, and Comfort Station, as well as in artist-run exhibition spaces in Brooklyn, Detroit, and St. Louis. In addition, they have staged performances at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. www.sarahandjoseph.com

EILEEN RAE WALSH is an interdisciplinary artist and poet working primarily in photography, video, and the written word. She is currently earning her MFA in photography at Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at Women Made Gallery, The Franklin, Cornelia Arts Center, and ACRE TV, and has been featured in Ain’t Bad Magazine and Bridge Eight. www.eileenrae.com

THIRD OBJECT is a Chicago-based curatorial collective. The collective has curated exhibitions at The Franklin, ACRE TV, Fernwey, Roots and Culture, and Studio 424. Slow Stretch is organized by Raven Falquez Munsell and Gan Uyeda. www.thirdobject.net

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