The exhibitions of fo wilson: nesting chair for charlie (yardbird), sun ra and the urban thrush @ Terrain Exhibitions and (f)utility: Reestablish and Return @ Terrain South have been extended. The shows will be up until November 9. Our November shows- Alison Ruttan @ Terrain Exhibitions and Brad Killiam @ Terrain South, will open on Sunday, November 16th!

Fo Wilson @ Terrain! Come and see and listen to the soundtrack@ www.mixcloud.com/fowilson/. sign up to follow her and look for “bird mix” !

(f)utility projects@ Terrain! Come and see !

fo wilson + (f)utility projects at Terrain Exhibitions!

October @
Terrain Exhibitions


fo wilson +


(f)utility projects
 

Terrain Exhibitions

710 & 704 Highland Ave.

Oak Park, IL



On Exhibition: October 5th – 30th, 2014   
Reception: Sunday, October 5th, 4-7pm

fo wilson: 
nesting chair for charlie (yardbird), sun ra and the urban thrush

Terrain Exhibitions
710 Highland Ave. 
Oak Park, IL

On Exhibition: October 5th – 30th
Opening Reception: October 5th, 4pm - 7pm


nesting chair for charlie (yardbird), sun ra and the urban thrush, (2014) is a nesting space and resting place in homage to jazz innovator Charlie Parker, afro-futurist icon Sun Ra and is the first in a series of abstract representations of black vocalists and birds as a symbol of migration. The work references the Great Migration that occurred during the 20th-century that included Chicago as one its major hubs. It highlights the intersections of migratory patterns of birds, people and vocalities in regards to the temporalities of home and place.

fo wilson is an artist/maker, educator, independent curator and writer. Using various media, she creates work and experiences that reposition historical objects and/or aesthetics in a contemporary context and offers audiences new ways of thinking about and interacting with history. Fo received a Masters of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design’s Furniture Design program in 2005 with a concentration in Art History, Theory and Criticism and is an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago. She has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and her design work is included in the collection of The Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York. She was a Joseph Fellow at Anderson Ranch in Colorado and an artist-in-residence at Purchase College in New York. She is currently curating along with Krista Franklin, Ekphest: A Festival of Art + Word, which invites local poets to respond to work in the collections of Chicago museums and cultural institutions. Festival events take place in October 2014 and April 2015.

For more information on fo wilson visit 
fowilson.com

(f)utility projects: 


Reestablished Return

Terrain South
704 Highland Ave. 
Oak Park, IL

On Exhibition: October 5th – 30th
Opening Reception: October 5th, 4pm - 7pm


(f)utility projects, Paola Cabal, Michael Genge and Christopher Grieshalber, responded to the in-between quality of Terrain South: not quite park or play-lot, not (yet) house. When one arrives at Terrain South, what is your destination? F(utility) decided to superimpose another interstitial space onto the site- an Oak Park bus shelter, similarly site and non-site; the place you find yourself while on your way to another destination. 

A perspectival illusion presents an opportunity to reexamine how we see things; it reveals the day-to-day shorthand our brains use to communicate things to us, to avoid flooding our receptors with all of the available information. Looking towards Terrain South from in front of Terrain Exhibitions, the viewer sees a bus shelter. As the structure is approached, however, it reveals itself to be an illusion, only cohesive from a distance. 

An anagram for “Terrain Bus Shelter”, the title of this piece embodies the sensory reordering that occurs when expectation and reality collide, referencing that temporary disorientation. “Reestablish Return” refers to the process a viewer might need to undertake, once the incongruous reality of the structure at Terrain South is apprehended


Begun in summer 2009 as an offshoot of Drawing Studio: Articulating Space, a course at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, (f)utility Projects consists of Paola Cabal, Painting and Drawing and Contemporary Practices faculty, Michael Genge, recent SAIC Architecture alumnus, and Christopher Grieshaber, recent SAIC Designed Objects alum. The group forged its working paradigm over the course of two major installations in the pedway open studio, a Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program space below the Chicago Cultural Center. (ƒ)utility Projects officially debuted on March 19, 2010 with an exhibition at SubCity projects. They have since presented on their integration of electronic visualization and digital production methods at the 2010 “Vers1on” festival, in addition to designing an exhibition pavilion/intervention for Vers10n. (ƒ)utility was awarded a CAAP grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in retroactive support of their debut project. Accompanied by a catalog from Columbia College Chicago’s Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago, IL,CoLaboratory was their 6th official effort as a collaborative, alongside the collaborative EDJR.

For more information on (f)utility projects visitwww.futilityprojects.com

Queen Bee opens September 7th with a reception and performances September 14 @ 2-6PM

Queen Bee
 
Krista Franklin, Victoria Martinez, and
Erin Minckley Chlaghmo
Performances: CM Burroughs, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rashayla Marie Brown, and Krista Franklin
Curated by Allison Glenn
 
Terrain Exhibitions and Terrain South
704 and 710 Highland Ave.
Oak Park, IL

September 7 – 30, 2014   
Reception and Performances: Sunday, September 14, 2-6pm

 

Queen Bee considers the structure of the beehive and it’s rhizomatic form as an exemplary symbol of the globalized, networked society. The multitudes of relationships that are played out within its intricate structure are representative of the multiple shapes and form that contemporary identities render themselves into. Through the participation of artists who use materials that borrow from the rich history of identity, this exhibition considers the role that women play in shaping contemporary material culture. 

Download the full essay here!


About the performance program:
The Queen Bee performance program is collaboratively curated by Krista Franklin and Allison Glenn, and includes a cross-section of artists, writers, and poets that are thinking critically and thoughtfully about the intersection of material culture and the feminine identity. CM Burroughs’ contribution will include selections from her recently published book, The Vital System, which explores the complexities of cultivating identity primarily through the lens of the female body. Lise Haller Baggesen’s forthcoming book Mothernism, aims to locate the mother-shaped hole in contemporary art discourse at the intersection of feminism, science fiction, and disco. Considering the intricacies of hybrid identity through the lens of an artistic practice, Rashayla Marie Brown’s intersectional gestures populate the landscape of critical conversations on identity and privilege. The Angel Gabriel (but y’all don’t hear me though) is a performance where she appropriates and re-performs song lyrics that contain a tone of feminine subjectivity but are also strongly aggressive and at times masculine. In the Catholic religion, Angel Gabriel is God’s messenger, who at times has been depicted as male or female.
           
Allison M. Glenn (b. 1982, Detroit, MI, lives and works in Chicago) is a curator, writer and arts professional. Curatorial experience includes an appointment at the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator (2013), project-based research and writing support for Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011), a Curatorial Fellowship at the Hyde Park Art Center (2010), and independent exhibitions. She has contributed to various publications including the forthcoming Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada catalog (2015: Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans Biennial catalog (2014), Art21 and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Fore exhibition catalog (2012). Awards and grants include the John D. Kurtich Travel Fellowship for research on emergent art scenes in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo, and the Archibald Motley Student Fund Award for research on Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture. Research interests include contemporary art, site-specific artist projects, land-use policy, public art, collaboration, diasporic culture and studies, hybrid art and architecture projects, alternative art histories, and post-colonial studies. She received a dual Master’s degree in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism & Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with a co-Major in Urban Studies from Wayne State University, in Detroit. Allison is currently the Director of Monique Meloche Gallery.
 Krista Franklin (b. 1970 Dayton, OH, lives and works in Chicago) is a poet, visual artist and performer who lives and works in Chicago. Much of Franklin’s creative output concerns itself with the intersection of the literary and the visual, and often explores the conceptual concerns of Afrofuturism and Afro-Surrealism. Franklin is the recipient of the Chicago’s Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, the Albert P. Weisman Award, and Columbia College Chicago’s Aiko Fellowship, and held residencies at Cave Canem, A Studio in the Woods, and Arts + Public Life/Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at University of Chicago. A co-founder of 2nd Sun Salon, a community meeting space for writers, visual and performance artists, musicians and scholars, Franklin holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago.

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images from Anne Harris’s painting picnic on August 24th! so much fun!!

Queen Bee

Krista Franklin, Victoria Martinez, and

Erin Minckley Chlaghmo

Performances: CM Burroughs, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rashayla Marie Brown, and Krista Franklin

Curated by Allison Glenn

Terrain Exhibitions and Terrain South

704 and 710 Highland Avenue

Oak Park, IL

September 7 – 30, 2014   

Reception and Performances: Sunday, September 14, 2-6pm

Queen Bee considers the structure of the beehive and it’s rhizomatic form as an exemplary symbol of the globalized, networked society. The multitudes of relationships that are played out within its intricate structure are representative of the multiple shapes and form that contemporary identities render themselves into. Through the participation of artists who use materials that borrow from the rich history of identity, this exhibition considers the role that women play in shaping contemporary material culture. 

About the performance program:

The Queen Bee performance program is collaboratively curated by Krista Franklin and Allison Glenn, and includes a cross-section of artists, writers, and poets that are thinking critically and thoughtfully about the intersection of material culture and the feminine identity. CM Burroughs’ contribution will include selections from her recently published book, The Vital System, which explores the complexities of cultivating identity primarily through the lens of the female body. Lise Haller Baggesen’s forthcoming book Mothernism, aims to locate the mother-shaped hole in contemporary art discourse at the intersection of feminism, science fiction, and disco. Considering the intricacies of hybrid identity through the lens of an artistic practice, Rashayla Marie Brown’s intersectional gestures populate the landscape of critical conversations on identity and privilege. The Angel Gabriel (but y’all don’t hear me though) is a performance where she appropriates and re-performs song lyrics that contain a tone of feminine subjectivity but are also strongly aggressive and at times masculine. In the Catholic religion, Angel Gabriel is God’s messenger, who at times has been depicted as male or female.

           

Allison M. Glenn (b. 1982, Detroit, MI, lives and works in Chicago) is a curator, writer and arts professional. Curatorial experience includes an appointment at the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator (2013), project-based research and writing support for Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011), a Curatorial Fellowship at the Hyde Park Art Center (2010), and independent exhibitions. She has contributed to various publications including the forthcoming Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada catalog (2015: Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans Biennial catalog (2014), Art21 and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Fore exhibition catalog (2012). Awards and grants include the John D. Kurtich Travel Fellowship for research on emergent art scenes in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo, and the Archibald Motley Student Fund Award for research on Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture. Research interests include contemporary art, site-specific artist projects, land-use policy, public art, collaboration, diasporic culture and studies, hybrid art and architecture projects, alternative art histories, and post-colonial studies. She received a dual Master’s degree in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism & Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with a co-Major in Urban Studies from Wayne State University, in Detroit. Allison is currently the Director of Monique Meloche Gallery.



Krista Franklin (b. 1970 Dayton, OH, lives and works in Chicago) is a poet, visual artist and performer who lives and works in Chicago. Much of Franklin’s creative output concerns itself with the intersection of the literary and the visual, and often explores the conceptual concerns of Afrofuturism and Afro-Surrealism. Franklin is the recipient of the Chicago’s Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, the Albert P. Weisman Award, and Columbia College Chicago’s Aiko Fellowship, and held residencies at Cave Canem, A Studio in the Woods, and Arts + Public Life/Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at University of Chicago. A co-founder of 2nd Sun Salon, a community meeting space for writers, visual and performance artists, musicians and scholars, Franklin holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago.

Victoria Martinez (b. 1987 Chicago, IL, lives and works in Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist who received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She focuses on site-specific interventions, printmaking, collage, soft sculpture, and installation. Martinez has exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, The University of Minnesota, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Hokin Gallery at Columbia College, Woman Made Gallery, and The Franklin. Upcoming projects and exhibitions include a residency at ACRE, and participation in a group exhibition at EXPO CHICAGO in 2014.

Erin Minckley Chlaghmo (b. 1982 Salt Lake City, UT, lives and works in Chicago and Morocco) received her BA in Art & Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Redlands, Johnston College of Integrative Studies in 2004 and her MFA in Fiber in Materials Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Chlaghmo’s work combines personal narratives and formal/conceptual concerns, such as the reclamation of craft as subject and technique, the integrated influences of international cultures, and textile as sculptural form. Chlaghmo constructs large-scale painted, printed and carefully crafted felt “tapestries” that depict natural and manmade armor formations such as feathers, fish scales and shingles. Her figures explore notions of camouflage and cultural/religious assimilation while seducing the viewer through bright colors and playful repeat patterns. Chlaghmo is part-time Faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works between Chicago, IL and Morocco and is the mother of two.

CM Burroughs (b. 1981, Atlanta, GA, lives and works in Chicago) has been a fellow of Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and the Cave Canem Foundation. Tupelo Press published her debut collection of poetry, The Vital System, and her poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Ploughshares, jubilat, Callaloo, VOLT, and Bat City Review. Burroughs is Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia College of Chicago.

Lise Haller Baggesen (b. 1969 Denmark, lives and works in Chicago) left her native Denmark for the Netherlands in 1992, to study painting at the Academy of Art and Industrial Design in Enschede and the Rijksacademy in Amsterdam. In 2008, she relocated with her family to Chicago, where she graduated from the School of the Art Institute in 2013 with an MA in Visual and Critical Studies. Over time, her painting practice evolved into a hybrid production, including teaching, curating, writing, and multimedia installation work. She has shown internationally in galleries and museums including Overladen 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 and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Mothernism is her first book, that Baggesen previewed during August 2014 at the Poor Farm. The book’s official release will take place in Chicago this October, when Baggesen will present her text alongside its affiliated installation with Ordinary Projects at Mana Contemporary Chicago.

Rashayla Marie Brown (b. 1982 Toledo, OH, lives and works in Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and writer. Her practice spans across image making, performance, research, and community building, often infusing cultural studies with personal agency, queer Afrofeminist subjectivity, and spirituality. Her journey as a professional artist began as a radio DJ researching black British music in London, England and as the founder of the family-owned graphic design company Selah Vibe, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.  Brown holds a BA in Sociology and African-American Studies from Yale University, advised by Paul Gilroy, and a BFA in Photography and Video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), advised by Barbara DeGenevieve.  She has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants, including the Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship, Chicago Artist Coalition’s BOLT Residency, the Propeller Fund, and the Yale Mellon Research Grant. She currently serves as the Director of Student Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion at SAIC, fostering subversive narratives and access within and outside institutions.

Anne Harris @ Terrain Exhibitions August 10 - 31st Join artist Anne Harris for a luncheon and painting picnic on the lawn of Terrain South, 710 Highland Ave., on Sundays throughout the month of August from 1pm - 4 pm. Please bring your painting supplies, plus a dish to share and something to drink. We will provide small surfaces to paint on. If you’d like to paint larger bring something large!

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Anne Harris: Voulez-vous Déjeuner sur l’herbe avec moi?

A Luncheon in the Grass: A People Painting People Picnic

Terrain Exhibitions and Terrain South

704 and 710 Highland Ave.

Oak Park, IL

 

Exhibiting: August 10th - 31st

Closing Reception: August 31st from 4-8pm

Anne Harris has been painting, alone in her studio, some version of a self portrait for the last 26 years. She’d like to paint somebody else for a change and would like some company doing it.

Anne believes avidly that all art that matters stays contemporary, that all painting is in some respect perceptual (at minimum, we look at it), that dividing lines based on subject matter or style are superficial, that the human body is a pleasure to paint, and that food is fun, wine is fine, and good conversation is a wonderful thing.

She hopes a wide range of people will join her for Voulez-vous Dejeuner sur L’herbe Avec Moi? A Luncheon in the Grass: People Painting People Picnic—that they will define painting as they wish, perception as they wish, “figurative” as they wish and the body as they wish; that together, we will eat, drink, converse and paint. Every luncheon on the grass will feature the artists Caleb Yono and Mikey McParlane, who will be performing as models.  After each picnic and painting session, the works will be gathered and hung at Terrain Exhibitions for the duration of the exhibition, and returned to the participants at the closing reception. 

Join artist Anne Harris for a luncheon and painting picnic on the lawn of Terrain South,  710 Highland Ave., on Sundays throughout the month of August from 1pm - 4 pm. Please bring your painting supplies, plus a dish to share and something to drink. We will provide small surfaces to paint on. If you’d like to paint larger bring something large!

 Anne Harris has exhibited at venues ranging from Alexandre Gallery (NYC), DC Moore Gallery(NYC), Nielsen Gallery (Boston), and Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago) to the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute, The Portland Museum of Art, the California Center for Contemporary Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Her work is in such public collections as The Fogg Museum at Harvard, The Yale University Art Gallery and The New York Public Library. Grants and awards received include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an NEA Individual Artists Fellowship.

Harris currently teaches in the BFA and MFA programs at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is vice president of the board of the Riverside Arts Center and chair of its exhibition committee. She also is the originator of The Mind’s I—a drawing project done in conversation with other artists, designed to investigate the complexities of perception and self-perception through drawing.

Harris lives with her husband, the photographer Paul D’Amato, and their son Max, in Riverside, IL.

Lise Haller Baggesen and Noelle Allen @ Terrain + Terrain South

Opening and 4th of July party 4PM till fireworks! 

704 HIghland Ave. in Oak Park. 

Fourth of July @ Terrain

Lise Haller Baggesen 
+
Noelle Allen 


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

Terrain Exhibitions
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
Thistle

July 4th – 31st, 2014
Reception: Friday, July 4th 4-8pm


Terrain South
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