Apr 28th 2018

Sheree Hovsepian and Jessica Vaughn: Closing Reception

@ Monique Meloche Gallery

2154 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, April 28th, from 1PM - 3PM

On view through Saturday, April 28th

Join us for a closing reception with artist Sheree Hovsepian on Saturday April 28 from 1-3pm.

We’ll be toasting to the final exhibition at 2154 W. Division, as well as our final #onthewall project by visiting artist Jessica Vaughn, and celebrating our move to our new West Town space, opening in June!

Hovsepian will be present on the occasion of the multi-venue group show, Out of Easy Reach, also opening that weekend. Several of Hovsepian’s works will be included in the portion of the exhibition on view at Stony Island Arts Bank.

The Altogether. presents a new body of work that continues the artist’s practice of subverting photographic materials to explore the physicality contained in the studio process, and sensually roots that conceptual interrogation in the body. As the title suggests – “in the altogether” denotes a state of nudity – the artist lays bare, quite literally, her medium and methods, a gesture further reflected by the incorporation of images of the human form. Gathering remnants of photograms and silver gelatin photographs of body parts, Hovsepian then wraps her compositions in nylon fabric, creating multilayered assemblages contained in the shadowbox of a walnut artist’s frame. The physical stretching of the fabric echoes the corporeal act of the dark room, and results in apertures of negative space through which the underlying elements are booth seen and suggestively hidden – a photographic burleseque in which the artist peels back the layers of her practice precisely in order to put them back, at once revealing and concealing.

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