Sep 30th 2022

Michele Stutts: HOUSEBIRD

@ ARC Gallery

1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642\

Opening Friday, September 30th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, October 22nd

Michele Stutts is a British born, Chicago-based, contemporary artist whose journey has led her to a diversity of visual art: video, painting, drawing, collage, installation and assemblage.

Her assemblages have integrated all of her artistic experiences. They are found objects, rich with history and seasoned by time. They are forgotten things that have lost their original appearance and purpose that have been reborn with a new aesthetic and meaning.

Her current exhibit: Housebird  is not synonymous with “birdhouse”, but the opposite. Although both are human-crafted structures, a birdhouse is gratis, where birds find protection from the harsh elements and predators. The young follow a natural timeline from youth to adults.

In contrast, the Housebird experience is a constant state of financial insecurity, anxiety, isolation and uncertainty. There is no natural relationship between a Housebird and the parasitic home they have to maintain, for the house always comes first.

See more about Michele Stutts here:

  • Exhibition dates: Sept 29 –  Oct 22, 2022
  • Gallery hours: Thurs – Fri 2-6pm, Sat – Sun 12-4 pmThis program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


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