“PIEZO” presents the work of artists who look to house or home as sources of creative inspiration and unstifled independence. Imaginative representations highlight the inventive energy that shapes domesticity, as experiment in living, working, and processing. This group show is guided by an essay written by artist Frances Stark: “One day when my studio was still my living room, four steps away from the kitchen, I was in the kitchen, but I was working, although drifting mentally and physically.” Stark acknowledges the understated fluid quality of her environment, feeling simultaneously composed and loosely improvised, a psychically charged live/work space for exploration.
Color, line, shape, and sound provide a renewed immediacy and importance of house and home being a laboratory of sorts, to attend to our social and political selves. Featuring work from Holly Cahill (Chicago), Julia Fish (Chicago), Hannah Givler (Chicago|Iowa City), Norman W. Long (Chicago), and Sebastian Aguirre (Chicago) and Tony Koerner (Los Angeles), “PIEZO” is a poetic observation of interior spaces and thoughts and interactions.