Feb 8th 2019

Without Batten Without Skin

@ Baby Blue Gallery

2201 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, February 8th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Tuesday, March 5th

Baby Blue Gallery is excited to announce a group exhibition of Autumn Elizabeth Clark, Caroline Jacobson, Anna Showers-Cruser, and Caleb Yono. The exhibition will open February 8th with a reception from 7-10 PM. The exhibition will remain up until March 5th. The works include sculptures and digitally collaged prints.

Autumn Elizabeth Clark was born and raised in Rhode Island in 1989. Clark started making photographs in high school and took classes at Rhode Island School of Design before moving to Milwaukee, WI. Autumn received their BFA in photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2011 before moving to Chicago, IL to receive their MFA from the University of Chicago in 2015. Autumn works in an array of forms including photography, collage, and video while focusing on constructs and manipulation. Clark’s work has been collected by MOMA Library and New York Public Library. Clark has exhibited work at various spaces in the Midwest, including Chicago Expo and at 65grand, as well as in Los Angeles at BOY TOY CHAMPIONSHIPS and LA Art Book Fair.

Caroline Jacobson is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Chicago. She received her BA from Loyola University Chicago in 2014 and will receive an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May of 2019. Having been raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Caroline’s autobiographical work explores the Midwestern landscape, mass production, commercialization, and the identities that arise out of these frameworks. She had a recent solo exhibition at Woman Made Gallery and has been in group exhibitions at the Club Nutz, Chicago Artist Coalition, 062 Gallery, and Congruent Space.

Anna Showers-Cruser creates hybrid forms that most often propose non-hegemonic expressions of gender. ASC is interested in the possibility of calling on abstraction through sculpture, fibers, craft, and painting traditions, in order to build a lexicon of community language. ASC expands sculpturally on the foundation of forms mined from southern Queer Femme identity. Humor, body modification, protest, burlesque, kink, hospitality, and the materiality of mental illness are intrinsic to the work.

Caleb Yono 1981 is an interdisciplinary artist who produces primarily works on paper and performances. Caleb lives and works in Chicago and holds a BFA (2007) and an MFA (2015 painting and drawing) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago . Caleb has exhibited nationally and internationally and was a Links Hall Performance Scholar in 2016.

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