Oct 24th 2016

Please join us Monday, October 24th, at 6pm for the Department of Visual Arts’ 2016-17 Distinguished Alumni Lecture by Karen Reimer, in the Performance Penthouse (room 901) at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street on the University of Chicago campus.

Karen Reimer’s (MFA ’89) work is steeped in craft traditions, yet works across disciplines,producing work that expansively addresses the larger relationship of craft to modernist and postmodernist cultural aims. For Reimer, craft is a means to explore architectural concerns, minimalist issues, questions of labor, and connotations within the domestic or vernacular. She has had solo exhibitions at Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago; the Rochester Art Center, MN; the Riverside Arts Center, IL; Schopf Gallery, Chicago; and the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Her work has been included in group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland, Oregon; and Wallspace Gallery, New York, among others. Reimer is the recipient of an Artadia Individual Artist grant and a Richard A. Driehaus Individual Artist award. Her work has been included in the publications By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (MIT Press, 2007), and Contemporary Textiles (Black Dog Press). She is currently an instructor in Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Karen Reimer is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery and was recently included in NewCity’s Art 50 an issue dedicated to artists that give shape to Chicago’s vital art scene.

Image: Karen Reimer, Installation view of “Shoretime Spaceline” a the Hyde Park Art Center, Summer 2016

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