Jun 17th 2017

Marginal Green

@ Goldfinch

319 N. Albany, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Saturday, June 17th, from 3PM - 6PM

Join us Saturday June 17th to celebrate the opening of “Marginal Green,” featuring works by Stella Brown, Ellie Irons, Jaclyn Jacunski and Jenny Kendler and curated by Elizabeth Lalley.

In the group exhibition “Marginal Green,” Stella Brown, Jaclyn Jacunski, Jenny Kendler, and Ellie Irons examine the built environment through margins of open land, searching for new knowledge in green spaces that appear neglected or overgrown. Their work moves beyond the study of architecture or urban infrastructure to expose the patchy, shifting nature of urban space, revealing ecological resilience and intelligence in “marginal green” spaces such as abandoned lots and the weedy interstices of the city. Through research, site-responsive practices, and methods of fieldwork, each artist confronts the rapid shaping of landscape under structures of capitalism—wherein “land” is typically seen as valuable commodity and unplanned flora as pest or blight. In their works, elusive, living features of the built environment are brought to the fore, and through them, we witness the collision of ecological instability with strategies for survival in a landscape that is vigorously being made and remade.

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