Jul 22nd 2022

Benjamin Harle and Gabrielle Sanson: Roommate


912 N Richmond St Chicago IL 60622

Opening Friday, July 22nd, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Monday, September 5th

RADAR is proud to present Roommate, a new project and temporary exhibition space located in a ground floor apartment in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Roommate brings together a pair of artists to explore the intimacy of how a domestic space is divided, shared and occupied. The inaugural exhibition will feature new works by Benjamin Harle and Gabrielle Sanson, whose practices delve into the rich material histories of painting and ceramics while investigating concepts of impermanence, thresholds and porousness.

An opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, July 22 from 6:00–9:00pm and on view by appointment through Monday, September 5, 2022. Email radarmidwest@gmail.com to set up an appointment.
For accessibility information please visit www.radarmidwest.com/roommate

About the Artists:
Benjamin Harle (b. 1989, Des Moines, IA) lives in Chicago, IL and teaches ceramics at Eastern Illinois University. Harle explores ceramic history through sculpture, installation, and vessel production and is influenced by the material’s fragility, permanence and functionality. Harle has exhibited nationally and internationally with highlights including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL) and The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA).

Gabrielle Sanson (b. 1988, Cape Town, South Africa) lives and works in Chicago. Weaving together autobiography and art historical reference, Sanson creates paintings, objects, and installations that propel themes of social life and identity. She uses picture books, everyday observations, and memory to create images of people and the structures that house them. Recent presentations include NADA Chicago (with Apparatus Projects), EXPO CHICAGO (with the University of Chicago) and LVL3 (Chicago, IL).

About RADAR and Roommate:
RADAR is a curatorial platform designed to support artists and their work through emerging and collaborative initiatives, with a specific focus on artists and projects based in the Midwest region. Founded in 2018 in Kansas City, MO, RADAR strives to illuminate these practices through pop-up exhibitions, digital archives and research projects. Under RADAR, Roommate is a temporary exhibition series featuring two artists in a two bedroom apartment in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.

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