Jan 11th 2019

Amie Sell: Melt + Toast + Dunk

@ Chicago Art Department

1932 S Halsted St. Unit 100, Chicago IL 60608

Opening Friday, January 11th, from 6 PM - 10P PM

On view through Saturday, February 2nd

Melt + Toast + Dunk is an exhibition of temporary sculptures by CAD Core Alum artist, Amie Sell. Made of manufactured food products –cookies, bread & candy– the sculptures recall childhood nostalgia while honoring the economic impacts their production plays in shaping the city of Chicago and beyond.

Art is Amie Sell’s conduit for understanding her relation to our world and its complexities. By creating objects and installations, her intention is to provoke the audience into rethinking about how they relate to the world. Being an artist provides her the freedom to explore ideas and develop projects in gray areas between art, science, the built environment and the human condition.

Amie Sell is a Chicago-based sculptor and graduate of the University of WI-Green Bay in 2002 with a degree in Art & Museum/Gallery Studies. Previous art residencies at the Chicago Art Department (2010-12), Grace Church Logan Square, Chicago (Winter 2014) and The Ketchikan Arts & Humanities Council, Alaska (Spring 2018). Currently, she is a resident with CORE Program at the Chicago Art Department (Fall 2018/Winter 2019).

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