Jun 30th 2017

Her Environment no. 6: Mantle II

@ Hume Chicago

3242 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, June 30th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, July 30th

Her Environment is an expanded new media art series highlighting feminine spectrum artists. Our focus is on broadening the understanding of how New Media practices can be used in multiple forms of art making, from video to installation and performance. Our aim is to show pieces that challenge how new media can be used, and the male dominated culture that surrounds it.

As artists we carry the mantle of responsibility for reflecting the times and holding space for the untenable. We believe that it is an artist’s duty to reflect the times. For Mantle Part I, we are screening video work that is a reflection on how the current wave of change that we are facing politically effects us, both in networked spaces and private spaces. Impending limitations on our personhood, how this manifests in our daily lives, and how our lives inevitably become our art.

Curated by Allie Shyer and Chelsea Welch

Cover image: Luis Mejico, “Perhaps”

About the artists:

Luis Mejico

Utilizing facets that form the basis for social bonds such as intimacy, empathy, and trust, Luis Mejico integrates structures of social relationships directly into the parameters of xis work. Mejico creates projects that carry out gestures and expectations of person-to-person engagements, therefore emulating social bonds when translated into artwork. By becoming the things that they examine, Mejico’s works test the boundaries, expectations, and significance of archetypal human bonds by enacting their innate characteristics.

Euree Kim

Euree Kim is an interdisciplinary artist whose current interest is identifying oneself in connection with surroundings / community / environment by learning, criticizing, engaging, and communicating. The term ‘community / environment’ changes every time and causes vibrant interactions between people and society. They use diverse mediums ranging from writing to performance to create the entry to open up dialogues.

Emily Hutchings

My current practice is focused on how expression functions, and the potential political and personal implications of expression. I operate through the idea that expression requires a type of displacement, in that the creation of something denies an absence from existing, closes a kind of void; Through writing and performative readings of that writing, I explore the ways expression succeeds and fails as a way of making meaning, finding agency, and a method to understand those converse concepts of absence and nothingness.

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