Dec 9th 2016

The Crisis of Representation as Illustrated with Plants and Flowers

@ Fernwey

916 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, December 9th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, January 20th

Fernwey is pleased to present “The Crisis of Representation as Illustrated with Plants and Flowers” An exhibition of artist books from the collection of Hamza Walker, featuring:

Arno Auer & Ingo Mittelstaedt
Polly Brown
Garry Neill Kennedy
Janine Lariviere
Taryn Simon
Penelope Umbrico
Christopher Williams

Hamza Walker is Director of LAXART, a non-profit exhibition space in Los Angeles. From 1994-2016 he served as Director of Education and Associate Curator at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. He recently served as co-curator (along with Aram Moshayedi) of the 2016 Los Angeles biennial Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum. Recent exhibitions include A Painting Is A Painting Isn’t A Painting (2015) (the Kadist Foundation in San Francisco). Recent projects at the Renaissance Society include Wadada Leo Smith, Ankhrasmation: The Language Scores 1967 – 2015, which he co-curated with John Corbett and two thematic group exhibitions, Teen Paranormal Romance (2014) and Suicide Narcissus (2013). He has contributed reviews and art criticism to Parkett, and Artforum, in addition to numerous catalogue essays. He is the recipient of the 1999 Norton Curatorial Grant; the 2004 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement and the 2010 Ordway Prize for contributions to the field of contemporary art in the form of writing and exhibitions.

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