During the month of March, Sustain will host Carved from Sausage, a solo exhibition from artist and writer S. Nicole Lane.
Nicole’s artistic practice is deeply rooted and dedicated to exploring her personal narrative and how her body belongs in a space that continuously brawls with her. She primarily works with latex material to create a dialogue with her emotional physical and emotional obstacles that her body imposes on her. Tools used for dilation, protection, and resilience are all necessary to Nicole’s practice where she imagines objects that do not subscribe to any binary shape.
Utilizing assemblage and sculpture, Nicole’s work draws attention to the fragile and the grotesque. Her work aims to reduce the body to a lump, a knot, a never-ending coil which eradicates our past knowledge of the human form. The title, Carved From Sausage, is derived from the Biblical idea that women come from men.
About the artist:
S. Nicole Lane resides in the Southside of Chicago where she works as a freelance journalist. Her writing has been published in Playboy, Rewire News, Ravishly, Vice, SELF, and other corners of the internet.
Her visual work has been exhibited at Prairie Lights, Roman Susan, Woman Made Gallery, Mist Gallery, Heaven Gallery, as well as various online publications and alternative spaces. In 2014, she participated in the Starry Night Residency in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Nicole received a BA in Photography and English Literature with two minors in Dance and Art History from Guilford College in 2013.
About the gallery:
Sustain is a multi-media art gallery and shop on the Northside of Chicago. Featuring a selection of artwork, ceramics, zines and plants. Our work is sourced directly from artists, creators and their supporters.