Its that time of the year again! Our ONE WALL exhibit starts this Friday the 14th! Eight weeks, four different artists, four instillations, and four receptions, so please join us!
From July 14 – 27 we are featuring Shibari artist, Averie.
Averie, originally from Chicago, has recently moved back to the city after living in Boston and Seattle. While in Seattle she stumbled upon Shibari, rope art. With a background in oil painting and photography, Averie saw this as a new challenge. She says, “Rope displays the human form beautifully. Its applications and functionality are endless making it a perfect medium for my concepts. Rope is a tool. It offers structure, security, flexibility, and restriction which is why I value working with it.” She finds that when the rope is applied to the body these properties ignite a freeing sense of vulnerability and transformation. Averie says, “Caught explores the vulnerability of letting go and the satisfaction of willingly being captured. The subject is a floating body emulating how it feels to be suspended in air, as if suspended by ropes. Yet in this piece, instead of commanding the body, the rope confines the space.” The rope acts as a structure to keep the body from leaving the space, “free to move, free to feel, but not free to escape.”