Mar 12th 2022

Linen, Silk, and Pearls

@ LVL3 Gallery

1542 N Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, March 12th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, April 24th

Emily Endo, Kay Hoffman, Justin Nalley, Ginevra Shay, Crys Yin

LVL3 presents a five-person group exhibition celebrating LVL3’s 12th anniversary as a volunteer artist-run space and online publication. For this exhibition, we invite artists to present work that responds to the material, conceptual, and cultural histories of linen, silk, and pearls. How estranged is luxury from its material, natural, and craft beginnings?

Woven from the inner bark of flax plants, linen is distanced from its original use as tomb adornment. Prone to wrinkling, the fabric lends itself well to the uses and wear of daily movement. Dependable and luxurious.
The strongest natural fiber is made by halting the silk moths’ metamorphosis, these are the fruits of their labors.
Hovering with the threat of infection, mother of pearl envelopes leftovers in layer upon layer of shimmering scab.

Opening: Saturday, March 12th, 6 – 10 pm!

Gallery hours are Sundays 1-4 pm and can also be made by appointment.
Email or call/text 312-469-0333 to reserve a time outside of gallery hours.

Proof of vaccination, boosters, and masks are required for all visitors during opening events, regular gallery hours, and all private appointments.

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