Feb 29th 2020

Robin Hustle: Fenestrated Shape

@ Roman Susan

1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Saturday, February 29th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, March 21st

The exhibition is dedicated to porous insistence, floral directness, unwieldy interdependence, and rocky resistance.

Soft rock monuments. Each monument is an eroding form that is more like a body than an altar, a body being a collection of minerals and organisms in a general shape that is said to be mine. The hard part press against the soft parts.

Care vessels for common water. An orgy of ceramic spouts and vessels that render care visible.

Giving and receiving gradient (transition dishes) with Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson. Pitcher becomes cup, cup becomes plate, plate becomes spoon, spoon becomes pitcher. The dishes are relational, not entirely themselves.

In these and other ceramic forms, I’m feeling permeable. My shapes are both material and impermanent, like bodies, like earth, like the spaces within and between forms.

—Robin Hustle

Image: Care vessels for common water — photo by Torie McMillan, 2020

Robin Hustle is a community health nurse, writer, and ceramicist. A founding editor of collaborative publications The Land Line and The Skeleton News, Hustle has also published the zines Careful Material, Curdled Milk, FEELINGS, Leftovers Again?! and Mirror Tricks. She has written about foraging, sex work, emotional labor, health, gender, and nurturance. Hustle has been a part of exhibitions at The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food, Gallery 400, Roots and Culture, and Woman Made Gallery.

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