5416 S Cornell Ave, Catholic Theological Union Academic and Conference Center, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60615
Opening Sunday, February 18th, from 5PM - 7PM
On view through Friday, April 27th
Opening reception for Pink Noise: Work by the Stella Collective
Suzette Bross • Patty Carroll • Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman • Liz Chilsen • Christine DiThomas • Mary Farmilant • Alice Hargrave • Mayumi Lake • Jean Sousa • Krista Wortendyke • Margaret Wright
“It turns out much of our world operates in this sweet spot between chaos and control: The pink noise pattern has been found in most genres of music, the shot lengths in Hollywood films, the structure of DNA, the rise and fall of the tide, the flow of traffic, and variations in the stock market. The world is basically awash in pink.” — Meghan Neal, The Many Colors of Sound, The Atlantic, February 2016
The Stella Collective resonates in Pink Noise. A mixture of all the audible frequencies playing simultaneously, where every octave has equal power, Pink Noise is a metaphor for the dynamics of this collective. An unrelenting desire to have their voices expressed in unison, in this particular political time, led the group to create an exhibition with each member contributing their own take on Pink Noise.
For the past eight years, the Stella Collective has been cultivating support among women in the fine art world. The twelve members gather monthly to show and critique new work, develop their practices, and promote community. Rooted in photography, their individual approaches also incorporate video, installation, fiber, sound, and sculpture in order to explore and expand the boundaries of the medium.