Dan Devening and Cameron Harvey work in progress for "Sticky and Sweet": a group show curated by Scott Hunter @ TERRAIN
April 6 – April 30Opening reception April 6th 1-4PMTerrain Exhibitions is proud to present Sticky & Sweet, a group exhibition curated by Scott J Hunter, art collector and Director of Neuropsychology at
the University of Chicago. The exhibition features works by Jayson Keeling, Zoe Charlton, Cameron Harvey, Dan Devening, and Miller & Shellabarger. Sticky and Sweet will be shown at both Terrain Exhibitions and Terrain South @ 704 and 710 Highland Ave. Oak Park, IL. The work will be up from April 6 - April 30 and the opening reception will be on Sunday, April 6 1-4PM. Sticky & Sweet is the second curatorial adventure by Scott Hunter. The exhibit is an outdoor exploration of interpersonal relationships and their vicissitudes by multi-disciplinary artists. The exhibit seeks to reflect, through its diversity of practices and artistic gestures, how interactions between differing individuals foster support, encourage spontaneous collaboration, and encourage intimacy, but also prove to simultaneously challenge, dismay, alarm, or even repel us from one another. The variety of works included in the exhibit remind us that while there is often something sweet and engaging among the range of interpersonal inconsistencies and fleeting engagements we experience, the process of connecting and becoming intimate can be a sticky one – with significant, even deadly costs.
Zoe Charlton resides in Baltimore, MD. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and her BFA from Florida State University. Zoe has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been included in national and international group exhibitions including the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, TX; the Studio Museum of Harlem; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland; ConnerSmith Gallery in Washington, DC; Haas and Fischer Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland; and the former Clementine Gallery in New York and Wendy Cooper Gallery in Chicago. She is an Associate Professor of Art at American University in Washington, DC.
Dan Devening lives in Chicago. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He previously served as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University and has held faculty positions at the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dan has shown his work extensively in the United States, including recent projects at Launch F18, Apex Art, and Printed Matter, Inc. in New York; Autumn Space, ebersmoore gallery, Roy Boyd Gallery, and Julius Caesar in Chicago; Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL; and at Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles. Recent international projects in Germany include exhibitions at the Kunsterverein Recklinghausen; the Museum Kurhaus in Kleve; dok25a in Dusseldorf; Renate Schroeder Gallery in Cologne; and galerie oqbo, Scotty Enterprises, and Neues Problem in Berlin. He currently directs devening projects + editions, a gallery project featuring exhibitions and site-specific installations by emerging and established international artists.
Cameron Harvey lives in Chicago. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Wellesley College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago respectively. Cameron has been included in group exhibitions at O’Connor Art Gallery at Dominican University in River Forest, IL; The Painting Center in New York; and the Indianapolis Art Center. She has held solo exhibitions at Galleria Sotoportego in Venice, Italy and the Franklin in Chicago. Upcoming exhibitions include the Riverside Arts Center and the Chicago Cultural Center.
Jayson Keeling resides in New York. He trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He has been included in exhibitions at Apex Art in New York; the Studio Museum of Harlem; El Museo del Barrio in New York; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA; the Queens Museum of Art; and The Bronx Museum. He was included in Psychosexual (curated by Scott J. Hunter) at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in 2013 and has held solo exhibitions at Third Streaming Gallery in New York; the University of Memphis; and the Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement in New York. Keeling has been awarded residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2009 and 2007, as well as the Apex Outbound Residency in Ethiopia, 2009.
Miller & Shellabarger (Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger) live in Chicago, where they collaborate as well as maintain separate artistic practices. Together, they have presented their collaborative projects at venues across the United States, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Institute of Visual Art in Milwaukee, WI; Illinois State University in Normal, IL; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, MN; the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; and the Time Based Arts Festival in Portland, OR. They have performed at Volta in Basel; Switzerland; NEXT in Chicago; NADA in Miami, FL; and the Affair at the Jupiter in Portland, Oregon. They were recently featured in the article “The Art of Home,” by Bill Daley, in the Chicago Tribune Magazine. They are 2009 recipients of the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, 2008 recipients of an Artadia Award, and 2007 recipients of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award. Their work is in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas and the National Gallery of Canada in Ontario.