May 5th 2019

Monica Rezman, a visual artist, and Beth Bradfish, a composer and sound artist, here combine sound art and visual art work in ways that are responsive to one another. Rezman has worked in abstraction for a number of years, producing sculptural works that originate from her classical drawing background – using everyday materials such as discarded cardboard, pieces of past drawings, and reclaimed coffee sacks. Bradfish, as a sound composer, creates sound environments for both aural and tactile experiences. In this exhibition Bradfish responds to Rezman’s work and the site with sound that resonates within the environment and seduces the viewer around and through the installed pieces. Sound Textures for Intimacies of Space is a play on the relationship between sound and vision, and asks the question, what if visual art could make sound?

Artist Bios:

Monica Rezman is a multi media artist using painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and textiles, exploring intimacy within abstraction through the representation of hair and everyday materials such as cardboard. She studied fine art and textile design at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Instituto Allende in Mexico, and classical drawing and painting in Italy and The School of Representational Art in Chicago. She has exhibited work nationally and internationally including at Governors State University Gallery, South Bend Regional Museum of Art and the Chicago Cultural Center. In 2017/2018 she was Artist-In-Residence at Field/Works, Chicago Artist Coalition and the Hyde Park Arts Center.

Beth Bradfish is a composer and sound artist dividing her time between Michigan and Chicago. In 2013, she was commissioned by Access Contemporary Music as part of the Open House Chicago celebration of the Chicago Architectural Foundation. Her work has been performed at Spectrum NYC, Constellation (Chicago), Issue Project Room (NYC) and she was selected as a featured composer in the Oscillations series of Experimental Sound Studio. She is president of Chicago Composers’ Consortium and teaches as an artist in residence at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She has been awarded an artist residency fellowship at Ragdale and Field/Work, Chicago Artists Coalition. In 2018 she participated in the New Works Residency with Harvestworks New Media (NYC) and awarded an Individual Artist Support grant from DCASE, also receiving sponsorship at High Concept Laboratories (Chicago) in the same year. She received her MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2015.

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