Feb 6th 2015

A History-shaped Hole in the Universe

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

217 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, February 6th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Thursday, February 26th

A History-shaped Hole in the Universe marks the culmination of the participating artists’ yearlong HATCH Projects residency. Featuring the work of Mara Baker, Hannah Barco, Nina Barnett, Cherith Lundin, Regina Mamou, and Adam Liam Rose, this exhibition embraces the rabbit hole, the chasm, the clearing, the void, the leap, the drop. It foregrounds the histories onto which each artist is tethered on the sojourn, individually and together: years of water washing up against rock, again and again; a strand of hair crushed into diamond; a formative experience forgotten, then remembered; a view seen everyday, seen anew.

The eye of A History-shaped Hole is trained to the schism between perception and reality, between expectation and outcome, hinting at the simultaneous loss and possibility entangled with this laden encounter. At the same time, the exhibition celebrates a parallel mode of working within each artists’ individual studio practice and throughout the shared experience of the residency program to tumble head first down the hole.

Curated by Jeannette Tremblay.

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