Conceived by Chicago-based artist Sara Goodman, Tangla is the act of trying to imagine the color that does not exist. Artist, poet, curator, VJ and teacher, Goodman creates imagined landscapes and portraits with new and old technology. This solo exhibition, opening Friday, January 19 at Ampersand Cowork, will introduce Tangla via video and works on paper, as well as a virtual reality installation created in collaboration with Violet Forest.
With the proliferation of the home computer, then the internet, followed by social media, Goodman is interested in art produced as a result of this technological evolution. Her influences draw from video artists from the 1960s to present day, current day Glitch Art groups on social media, vapor wave, net art, GIF art, new aesthetic and the Tachyons + and LZX communities.
Goodman is the co-founder of S H R I N E, a Chicago-based artist collective formed with collaborator Jim Jam. S H R I N E is the celebration of obsolete and repurposed technology and promoting interaction with this technology in DIY and gallery settings.
The artist received her MFA in poetry from Columbia College, Chicago, and teaches English, Creative Writing, Film Studies, New Media and Video Art at Fusion Academy High School in Evanston, IL.
Curator Laura Ellsworth brings emerging Chicago artists to Ampersand Cowork in bi-monthly exhibitions. Ampersand is a new coworking and event space at 3317 West Fullerton in Logan Square.
Exhibition opening party January 19th 6:00-10:00 pm.
Gallery hours February 10th 12:00-5:00 pm.
Closing party March 16th 6:00-10:00 pm.
50% of all proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.