Aug 4th 2023

Edith Copp: Experiments in Manifestation

@ Positive Space Studios

3520 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, August 4th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Thursday, August 24th

Artist Edith Copp presents Experiments in Manifestation, a playful solo exhibition that delves into the complexities of aesthetically capturing the non-binary body through artistic endeavor. The exhibition will be held at Positive Space Studios, located at 3520 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, from August 4th – 24th, with an opening reception on Friday, August 4th, from 7-10PM.

Experiments in Manifestation is an introspective exploration of gender identity and self-expression through sculpture, photography, and painting. Copp’s work, primarily focused on self-portraiture, draws from their own lived experiences as a non-binary individual, resulting in work that is deeply therapeutic and based in a philosophy of healing.

The exhibition showcases thought-provoking large-scale papier mâché sculptures, featuring casts of Copp’s face and body. By blurring the boundaries between the human form and abstract expression, Copp invites contemplation on a sense of self that is amorphic in nature yet contextualized in fantasy. Their art challenges viewers to question how outer appearances can be shaped to better express our undefinable internal identities.

Copp’s evocative large-scale paintings, such as Going with the Flow and Grass They, captivate audiences with their vibrant colors and dynamic compositions. Inspired by their early life spent in rural Connecticut, Copp’s works often incorporate lush vegetation, representing a connection to the natural landscape and their childhood. They believe nature serves as a portal between our physical manifestations and our inner identities.

Experiments in Manifestation marks a significant milestone in Edith Copp’s artistic journey, showcasing their commitment to pushing the boundaries of self-expression and embracing diverse forms of identity. Following their graduation from the renowned Rhode Island School of Design and their relocation to Chicago, Copp’s work has garnered critical acclaim for its cohesive exploration of the complexities of human existence.

Join Edith Copp at the opening reception of Experiments in Manifestation, where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the artist and reflect on the power of art in shaping personal and societal perceptions of identity. This thought-provoking exhibition prompts meaningful conversations surrounding inclusivity and the multifaceted nature of self-expression.

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Edith Copp
Phone: (917)683-8767

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