Fourth of July @ Terrain
Lise Haller Baggesen
Exhibiting July 4 – 31
Reception: July 4th, 4-8 PM
Come celebrate the 4th of July and two new installations at Terrain Exhibitions. First, Terrain will be participating in the Independence Day Parade from 10am-Noon. If you want to participate or just wave on the sidelines, meet us at the corner Adams and Ridgeland in Oak Park. Our parade extravaganza will feature a float by our exhibiting artist, Lise Haller Baggesen! Secondly, come party with us as we celebrate a special 4th of July barbecue for our two artists Lise Haller Baggessen @ Terrain and Noelle Allen @ Terrain South. The reception will be held from 4-8 pm. After sunset we will all walk to the Oak Park Fireworks Displays for 2014.
Lise Haller Baggesen
PEACE in the US!
Reception: Friday, July 4th from 4-8pm!
On exhibition from July 4th – 31st, 2014
704 Highland Ave.
Oak Park, IL
Peace in the US is an installation made in honor of the great American hippie. Although often ridiculed the hippie is a reminder and a remainder of a time when we could dream of PEACE in the US.
Peace in the US celebrates flower power, literally. Altering the yard of Terrain with a guitar shaped flower bed and tie dyed banners, Lise has made a space where your inner hippie can hang out and entertain the idea that PEACE, LOVE and UNDERSTANDING
is a possibility and not an irony. Let it be.
Let there be fireworks. Let there be tie-dye. Let there be hugs. Let there be a parade. Let there be bean burgers. Let there be antiestablishmentarianism.
Let there be poetry. Let there be protest. Let there be Flower(Power)Bed(Peace). Let there be LOVE.
Let there be PEACE in the US!
P.S. When you mix red, white, and blue, it makes lavender.
Lise Haller Baggesen left her native Denmark for the Netherlands in 1992, to study painting at the Academy for Art and Industrial Design in Enschede and at the Rijksacademy in Amsterdam, receiving the Dutch “Royal Prize for Young Painters” in 2002. Relocating to Chicago, she graduated from the School if the Art Institute in 2013 with an MA in Visual and Critical Studies. Over time, her work evolved from a traditional painting practice toward a hybrid practice including curating, writing, and multimedia installation work. She has shown internationally in galleries and museums including Overgaden in Copenhagen, the Municipial Museum in the Hague, MoMu in Antwerp, Wurttembergischem Kunstverein in Stuttgart, CAEC in Xiamen, The Poor Farm in Manawa, Wisconsin, 6018 North, Chicago, IL and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL Her first book “Mothernism” will be published by Poor Farm Press and Green Lantern Press in August 2014.
For more information visit: http://lisehallerbaggesen.wordpress.com/
Noelle Allen w/ Kate Pszotka
July 4th – 31st, 2014
Reception: Friday, July 4th 4-8pm
710 Highland Ave.
Oak Park, IL
For Terrain South, Noelle Allen joined forces with ceramicist Kate Pszotka to create Thistle, a site-specific installation of over 100 reproductions of rebar cast from delicate porcelain and resin. Thistle visually joins the aesthetics of a construction site with that of a weed ridden, overgrown and abandoned lot. Standing at 6 feet in height, the porcelain sculptures are tinted in colors and augmented with bits of residual rust from the casting process that respond to the summertime sun and grass. A horizon is evoked as the tips of each diaphanous pole become transparent as the porcelain becomes clear resin.
Born in Sacramento and now living and working in Oak Park, Noelle Allen has exhibited her artwork across the United States and abroad in Italy and Germany. Most recently, Allen has exhibited her work at Riverside Art Center, The Franklin, and Chicago Artists Coalition. Later this year, she will have solo exhibitions at Furman University, Marquette Cultural Center, and Comfort Station. Allen’s art has been reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, Art Ltd. Magazine, and Chicago Social, and has had catalogues of her work published by the University of Pennsylvania and Paula Cooper Gallery. She has been a visiting artist at Indiana Wesleyan University, Mills College, and DePauw University, holds a BA from Smith College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently Associate Professor at Dominican College, River Forest, IL.
For more information visit: http://noelleallen.com/home.html