Oct 10th 2014

Kailyn Perry & Traci Fowler: Observable Methods

@ ArtBox, Autotelic Studios

1856 N. Richmond St. Chicago, Il 60647

Opening Friday, October 10th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Thursday, October 30th

Autotelic artist Kailyn Perry and local artist/curator Traci Fowler will collaborate on an interactive ArtBox installation opening October 10th, 2014. Join us at the studios for a reception from 6pm-9pm and get your picture taken inside this multi-sensory, multi-dimensional installation.

Kailyn Perry’s paintings depict spaces and planes where figures and objects intersect with landscapes to create planes of dimension that fight for visual attention–each element carrying its own weight, pushing and pulling the viewer’s perspective in and out of focus. These fragmented scenes reference the fragility of memory–wisps of memories are framed with exaggerated color and chunks of somewhat recognizable shapes. Moments of familiarity end abruptly with abstract textures, shapes and patterns.

Kailyn Perry is an artist currently living in Chicago IL and works with Autotelic Studios. She received a BFA in Painting and Art History from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Traci Fowler weaves personal narrative with social treatises to connect impulse and awareness. She focuses on issues of class structure, gender regulations, and the ways in which these discourses both challenge and strengthen one another. She’s interested in how tropes of social consciousness can be potentially exclusive and works to eradicate these exclusions. Her work is inclusionary, yet smart. She is clever in her small-scale installations, and sets up visual Venn diagrams in which multiple disparate parts (be they family heirlooms, unpaid bills or domestic artifice) maintain individuality, yet simultaneously meet in the middle.

Traci Fowler (b. 1991) Lives and works in Chicago, IL. She currently attends Columbia College Chicago and will receive her BFA in December 2014. Along with her partner, Trevor Schmutz, Traci operates a gallery in the kitchen of their apartment. Kitchen Space opened in April of 2014 and operates as a project space for artists to either adapt their work for the setting or create work in reaction to the site.

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