A Place for Us is a collection of works establishing or re-establishing place based identity for each of the artists. Each artist is expressing the way their bodies take up physical space and perform in the public sphere. All artists featured are MFA candidates and recent recipients from UIUC. It is these artists’ sincerest wish that each visitor to this show consider the subtleties of their own daily public performance in their everyday spaces.
Kathleen Particia Durkin
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Heather Darcy Bhandari is the well-known author of Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career. She is an independent curator, adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions. She is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi (an artist residency in Ghent, New York) and the advisory boards of artfcity (an online, art-related publishing platform) and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. Heather received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Her career began at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.