I will be presenting on Project 1612, alongside co-founder Alexander Martin, at Beyond Alternatives, an inaugural 2-day symposium in Champaign, IL organized by Dulcee Boehm and Cory Imig. This symposium will focus on artist-led organizing outside of large metropolitan areas.
More information on the symposium and other speakers can be found here.
Participating artists include:
Yesenia Bello, Jessica Bingham, Candor Arts, Amanda Cervantes, Michael Curtis Asbill, Rachel Foster, Tracie Hayes, Marlo Koch, Justin Nalley, Barbara Polster, Sarah H. Reynolds, and John Steck Jr.(Curated by Alexis Brocchi)
Studio visit and interview with Pleat Gallery. Read the full interview at pleatgallery.com.
"I’d say my work is visually childlike and playful, but has dark undertones about loss, addiction, and nostalgia for childhood. I usually work either in painting or installation and my art is informed by cemeteries I have visited or the neighborhood I grew up in. My paintings are abstracted observations of those visits, focused on the layout of the cemetery, tombstones I found interesting, and the piles of flowers, candles, balloons, letters, and dirt that are on plots or in recycling bins. My installations tend to reference those visits more literally with mounds of dirt, flowers, grass, and even tents and childhood games like hopscotch."
The Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site-specific art made for front yards, balconies, and porches centered in the historic village of Oak Park, IL. This year, the Enos Park neighborhood in Springfield, Illinois will serve as an outpost site for the 3rd Terrain Biennial and will feature seventeen sites throughout the neighborhood.
The 3rd Terrain Biennial at Enos Park will launch with a preview night on Saturday, September 30th. On the eve of the official start of the 2017 Terrain Biennial, curators, artists, property owners and community members are invited to gather in Enos Park to tour the sites between from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. An after party will follow at the Springfield Art Association.
Participating artists and curators include:
James Pepper Kelly + Ruslana Lichtzier
Hideous Beast (Josh Ippel and Charles Roderick) + Lindsey Caplice
Sage Dawson + James McAnally
Amanda Bowles and Jesse Vogler + Jeff Robinson
Alika Cooper + STNDRD
Natalia Villanueva Linares and Noël Morical + Erin Hayden
Jason Reblando + Kendra Paitz
Jeffrey Michael Austin + Say Uncle
Gail Simpson and Aristotle Georgiades + Allison Lacher
Emily Ward Bivens + Guen Montgomery
Cassandra Davis + Greg Ruffing
Betsy Dollar + Corrin Smithson McWhirter
James Hatton + Jessica Bingham
Heather Brammeier + Mark Rospenda
Ahmed Oszver + Carrie Cooper
Dulcee Boehm and Cory Imig + Frances Lightbound
Dawn Gettler + Chrissy LaMaster
The Terrain Biennial in Enos Park is organized by Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson.
A map of all Terrain Biennial locations and the dates of the openings for each neighborhood will be posted to www.terrainexhibitions.com. The 3rd Terrain biennial at Enos Park will run through November 15th.
About the Terrain Biennial:
Founded in October of 2011 by artist Sabina Ott and author John Paulett, Terrain Exhibitions and The Terrain Biennial repurposes private spaces such as front yards, porches, or windows, turning them into public spaces in order to foster dialogue between neighbors and provide opportunities for artists and viewers alike to experience new perspectives. The projects at the 3rd Terrain Biennial will range from sculptural installations to time-based performances to public interventions.