@ Parlour and Ramp
2130 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Friday, November 18th, from 7PM - 9PM
On view through Saturday, December 31st
“Thick Skin”, a group show by the Parlour and Ramp artists in residence opens November 18th – 7pm-9pm. Work from 6 mixed media artists will be displayed.
With media lush in membranes and matrices this group exhibition considers the shroud as well as its contents. The connotations of “skin deep” suggest depravity, but Thick Skin sees dichotomy as dynamic. Donated objects are quilted into fabric and fossilized. Painted images of figures crawling and diving, duck behind the stretcher bars of a canvas. Flat polished images cover three dimensional simulacra of the form photographed. Skins of fabric cover form and transform them into something new. Cumulatively these works address the tension of materials and the imagined.
Work by: Philip Berezney, Millicent Kennedy, Sally Traxler-Lavengood, Diane Soubly, Lily Szymanski, Ryan Michel
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