Opening Friday, December 3rd, from 6PM - 9PM
On view through Saturday, January 8th
The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present tandem solo exhibitions – Stephanie Brooks’ exhibition “Obstacles and Intimacies” and Liz Chilsen’s exhibition “Messengers” in the Freeark Gallery and Sculpture Garden. This is part of RAC’s Spotlight Exhibition series which highlights artists who are a part of the RAC community.
Join us for a special evening opening on Friday, December 3rd during the Riverside Holiday Stroll. We will be serving hot beverages in the Sculpture Garden, artworks priced for unique gift-giving, and a pop-up shop with work from RAC teachers.
Exhibition continues through January 8, 2022
32 East Quincy Street, Riverside, IL
Stephanie Brooks is a conceptual artist, writer and curator living in Chicago. She earned her BFA degree from Ohio University and MFA degree from University of Illinois Chicago. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally including exhibits in Atlanta, Chicago, Denmark, Indianapolis, London, Los Angeles, Louisville, San Francisco, New York, Vienna, Phoenix, and Hawaii. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching in the Sculpture Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her publications include Love Is A Certain Kind Of Flower, Green Lantern Press; Poem and Poem Forms, Illinois State University Press; The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Critical Inquiry. Her art is included in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Microsoft Corporation and Philip Morris Corporation, as well as many private collections. Curatorial projects include Humor Us, and Oli Watt, What? At The Riverside Arts Center.
With the works in this exhibition, I’m interrogating the ways in which intimacy and barriers intersect. Using barricades both literally and metaphorically, I ask viewers to think on what is a barricade and what is intimate in their lives–––how do we navigate and negotiate public and private spaces?