Opening Saturday, January 8th, from 3PM - 6PM
On view through Saturday, January 8th
Please join us for the closing reception for Stephanie Brooks. Her RAC Spotlight solo exhibition, “Obstacles and Intimacies” is on view until January 8, 2022.
Riverside Arts Center
Freeark Gallery and Sculpture Garden
32 East Quincy Street, Riverside, Illinois 60546
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Masks and social distancing required
Exhibition runs through January 8, 2021
Remaining Viewing Hours:
Wednesday, December 29: 1-5pm
Thursday, December 31: 1-5pm
Friday, December 31: 1-4pm
Thursday, January 6: 1-5pm
Friday, January 7: 1-5pm
Saturday January 8: 1-6pm
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?