‘Aidōs’ features new and seasoned work by Chicago based painter Sofia Macht as well as a special collaboration with ceramicist Emily Sher. Macht’s tactile paintings and soft sculptures capture the performative gestures, shared narratives, and support structures of intimacy. Described by Anne Carson, aidōs is the acknowledgement of a shared boundary protected by the mutual shyness radiating between lover and beloved. This exhibition is a letter in earnest to the palpable affinity trapped in a shared side eyed gaze between close friends or lovers. Join us for the opening January 31st at Adds Donna from 6PM — 9PM. Curated by Ashley Janke.
Sofia Macht is an emerging artist living and working in Chicago. She has exhibited at LVL3 Gallery, Positive Space Studios and Icebox Project Space. She holds a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in History from Vassar College. She is currently the Gallery Assistant at Rhona Hoffman Gallery and has worked in Museum Education at the Museum of the Art Institute Chicago and Dia: Beacon.
Ashley Janke is a curator and writer currently based in Chicago. She is currently a Guest Curator at the Charles Allis Art Museum, Founder and Curator of the Milwaukee Women’s Art Library, a Member of Adds Donna and the Gallery Operations Assistant at Wrightwood 659. She has developed projects at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Cubitt Gallery, and Enclave LAB in London, Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao and After School Special in Milwaukee among others. Her written contributions can be found on ‘This is Tomorrow’ and ‘Temporary Art Review’. She holds an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths University of London and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.