Cave Paintings USA (aka Paintings of the Southern United States) is an interactive exhibition of new work by Richard Medina inspired by recent visits to Arizona, Louisiana, and Texas – installed inside an enlarged and mutated version of Box Gallery. Visitors will crawl into “doors” to access the box and flashlights will be provided for viewing the work.
Richard Medina is an artist, curator, and filmmaker based in Chicago, IL. His work has been exhibited at 2nd Floor Rear, Corner, Kitchen Space, and the 2nd Terrain Biennial. In 2016 Richard was awarded the Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship. He curates Box Gallery, a 6” x 6” x 6” cardboard box with monthly openings at Terrain Exhibitions.
No Diving! is a site-specific installation by Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson that will function as an exhibition and event space from June 12th to July 24th. The installation generates the social environment of a swimming pool or conversation pit, embellished with plush decoration and furniture comforts, while permitting itself to be filled by a rotation of different activities.
On Wednesday evenings, Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoons, artists will arrive at the space to host video and listening sessions, installations, participatory artworks, conversations, and parties. The luscious environment and social function of No Diving! eagerly invites viewers to relax, socialize, and observe, while at the same time posing questions of social control and the tacit agreements that define a communal space.
The imperative of the show’s title — No Diving! — implies a set of rules that restricts and makes social activity possible, whether in a public pool or a polite argument. The result will be an ever-changing, two-month long soirée that tries out the complex system of exchange between artists, organizers, and the viewing public.
Roman Susan operates as an art space and platform for exhibitions and events in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.