Feb 16th 2019

object / item / material / me: coffee with the Curator

@ Annas Projects

629 W Cermak Rd, Suite 240, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Saturday, February 16th, from 10AM - 1PM

On view through Sunday, February 24th

Annas is hosting special gallery hours on February 16 for its inaugural exhibition, object / item / material / me. Join us for coffee with the curator, Graham Feyl, and some participating artists. Graham will be there to chat about the work, answer questions, and healthily over-caffeinate


In the age in which “things” permeate our lives, and some would even say control, it is not far off to claim that inanimate objects are very much alive. Objects may not inhale the smell of the earth after it has just rained like us, may not laugh with friends over coffee like us, may not understand the tumultuous political era that we are in like us, but they do form a part of us and become an essential force. object / item / material / me came from the idea that, while objects/items/materials are inanimate, they have a vitality that is an ingrained aspect of the human ecology. This exhibition brings together eight artists who each bring forward the dialog that is happening between objects and humans – how each artist finds their own relationship to the objects they work with, how the objects come to embody a moment/ a history/ an experience/ a meaning for them, and how this relationship manifests into an artistic practice. It is about exploring connection. It is about dissecting the critical moment when an object stops being an inanimate piece of matter and becomes integral for an individual.

Julie Arredondo
Fontaine Capel
Megan Cline
Kimberly English
River Ian Kerstetter
Janelle Miller
Polina Protensko
Jennifer Sova

This exhibition was curated by Graham Feyl during his Digital Curatorial Residency at The Overlook and is hosted by Annas.

It opens January 26 and runs through February 24. Annas is open to the public every Saturday from 10:00-1:00 and Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

*Entrance on west side of building next door to 2215 S Ford Ave, parking in building rear*

Official Website

More events on this date

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,