Camille Silverman: Softening Space
January 14-February 12
Artist talk TBA
Gallery hours are 1-5 PM Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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Masks and social distancing required.
Camille Silverman’s recent artistic processes have focused on mixed media assemblage and large installation works using what are often found and observed near her home in the Belmont Cragin area of Chicago. She then builds upon multiple ideas using patterned mark, ephemeral materials while applying shifting surfaces to construct a body of work that often relaxes set positions and seeks to explore unknowingness as a possibility for acceptance and change. Softening Spaces pins together humor, ideas of the flexibility of time, the draw of risk, the possibility of play, and an openness for the wish of a “me + you”.
This exhibit rethinks assumptions about form, boundaries, and the rollercoaster of our lives due to the constant trickery of human perception. Always motivated by the idea of moving in and out of the transparent and the concrete object to encourage play and curiosity.
Softening Spaces presents constructions, installations and paintings of various predicaments and moods. These works have a complexity of optimism, while being a bit anxious or slipping in and out of one’s time and place. The works are always in the mist of figuring themselves out both in structure and as a mix of materials. Nothing is set, because nothing is set.