Cécile Trentini: Daily Walking
@ 1100 Florence Gallery
1100 Florence Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Opening Friday, April 8th, from 6PM - 8PM
On view through Monday, April 18th
1100 Florence Gallery is thrilled to host art, new books and an installation by artist Cécile Trentini, April 8 – 18, 2022.
Join us for an Opening Reception, April 8, 6-8p and Artist Talk, April 10, 2-4p.
Photo: Runes of the 21st Century
2020, 34” x 57”, 100 hundred black objects collected during my walks
For five years, Cécile Trentini walked at a brisk pace with an alert eye (almost) daily at least half an hour through various neighborhoods and collected photos, found objects, words and thoughts, which were then used to create textile pieces. It took me two more years to finish processing all the collected material. The result is a series of 49 pieces which are a meditation on seeing and perceiving. The creative process lasted for a total of seven years during which the series matured and underwent an impressive development in terms of concept as well as content and form.
In the 49 works of the Daily Walking series I have processed over 3,000 photos. My personal 100 favorites are united in this book, arranged in 50 complementary or contrasting pairs.
Next Level Recycling
This pop up exhibit is up for 10 days, in conjunction with Evanston Made’s Art for Earth month, and features a daily art-making performance by Trentini. Each day, at a designated time, Cécile will walk from her home to the gallery and look for and pick up one piece of garbage. She will arrive at the gallery with the found object in hand, and using the silhouette of the shape, will create a series of drawings. Each day the drawings will be placed in the gallery windows with the found object on display.
I sew, I dye, I print, I walk, I take photos, I collect, I crochet, I stitch, I draw…
I design and discard, I plan precisely and decide intuitively, I work in large and small formats, I love the rhythm of repetitions and explore the diversity of variations, I define rules of the game and play with serendipity, I work with valuable materials and with everyday objects…- Cécile Trentini
Instagram: @cecile.trentini posts on my life and work as a (mainly textile) artist, @dailywalking2020 the ongoing daily walking project
Click here to listen to a conversation with Cécile and curator Lisa Degliantoni, March 2020
1100 Florence Gallery is located at 1100 Florence Ave., Evanston, IL 60202
Fri 5-8p, Sat & Sun 12-5p
« previous event
next event »