Friends! Terrain needs your participation in the next installation by JC Steinbrunner. While Madeleine Ivetta Primavera Bailey’s beautiful work is up until June 23, we will be collecting letters from you, yes, good old U.S. Postal Service mail, for J.C.’s upcoming show titled W/ dispatch.
Receiving a handwritten letter now elicits a faint surprise and the ease with which we can fire off emails and texts or to find information without citation is convenient and efficient, but of variable quality, and perhaps too slick by half. If you remove the hand, you remove the personal stake—that reflexive, tactile authenticity of thought and responsibility conveyed by the effort of writing.
So J.C.’s project proposes you send a letter. Write a missive, a reflection, a plea or thank-you. Mail an object. Forward a family recipe. Pass down some information, tell your story.
And then send it to: w/dispatch % Terrain Exhibitions/ Sabina Ott 704 Highland Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304.
This Friday, May 17, 2013 is the opening to the Bachelors of Fine Arts Thesis Show at Columbia College Chicago. Two of Columbia’s galleries, the C33 and the A&D will be exhibiting work created by my graduating peers and myself.
The installation for this show was this weekend. I can tell you from my shared studio experience with these artists and the final professional setup in the gallery spaces that this is not a show to miss. Our artists are dedicated and skilled and ready to take on the art world collaborating communicating and competing.
My Project entitled “Burrow” is located at the C33 Gallery, 33 E Congress Pkwy, first floor, Chicago, IL 60605.
Please stop by to experience the work and potentially interact by crawling in.
Congratulations to those participating and Thank You to all of our amazing supporters, faculty, artists and peers.
I’m writing a paper for class, so far my intro is,
In the future the threat of ourselves is still inescapable, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and Firefly relate to the tradition of its fictional future genre predecessors in that they reflect our fear of the Freudian “uncanny”. Even with technological advancements and infinite new discovery, human nature is ultimately our greatest weakness and if the advanced capabilities warp our morality what can we become? What have we become?
I’m working on my BFA thesis show statement and here’s a draft, feedback highly encouraged!
When a spider spins her web she is documenting her instincts, culture and relation to space. A hermit crab collects homes where he can fit his wanderlust lifestyle. Rabbits and rats create space for their family, they build for love and comfort. Like all of these artists, I use my work to protect, escape and maintain. The created habitat holds a part of its creator. When others interact with the nester’s space they are having a conversation or developing a relationship with the artist, even in her absence. The welcomed guest is given access to interpret the personal history and culture of their encompassing host. In my work I use this naturally occurring interaction, with space as self, to have a revealing but enclosed portrayal of my history while hopefully creating a shared experience for my guest.
The presented work is a built crawl space accessible and only visible through the opening in the wall at ground level. The surrounding wall leads into an enclosure just large enough to fit one person lying down and curled up. The interior consists of knitted yarn and fabric walls with a fur coated memory foam floor. An audio loop of the artist’s grandmother singing a song about a bunny in Hebrew is audible from within the structure.