A special exhibition opens Friday, November 17th, and runs through January 5th, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Betty Rymer Gallery.
Reception: Friday, November 17, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with artists’ discussion at 4:00 p.m. and curator remarks at 6:30 p.m. Reception will conclude with an Open Mic by Collective Inferno.
Curated by SAIC faculty members Cindy Coleman and Claire Pentecost in conjunction with the November 19th Visiting Artists Program symposium, this exhibition exposes the often unspoken questions behind the related concepts of sustainability and locality, and the impact these have on ecologically sensitive artistic practices.
Through this project, artists, designers, and writers demonstrate their experiments in sustaining through art. Because the idea of sustainability has achieved a wide, if increasingly opaque usage, participants in this exhibit are encouraged to propose their own definitions of sustainability through specific works or ongoing projects. The curators embrace both straightforward and unexpected approaches to putting the local and the sustainable into practice.
Participating artists and artists’ collectives include Collective Inferno (Irina Botea, Nikko Coleman, Odile Compagnon, Drea Howenstein, Michael Holmes, Angela Lo, Jayve Montgomery, Britney Rutherford), Earthscraper (Max Reinhardt and Simon Slater), Ellen Grimes, JAM, Adam Reid Janusz, Material Exchange (Sara Black, Charles McGhee Hassrick, and John Preus), Nance Klehm, Adelheid Mers, Jeroen Nelemans, Joy Olson, SIMPARCH, Bruce M. Tharp and Stephanie Munson Tharp, Kyoung Ok Yu, and Paper Chase 2006: A Collaborative Project Organized by Merry-Beth Noble.
Collective Inferno recording sessions in the Betty Rymer Gallery (free and open to the public)…
Tuesday, November 21, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 12, 4 – 6 p.m.