Claire Ashley’s piece in situ. It is wonderful. Once again:
Claire Ashley April 15 - May 10 Reception April 15
12:00- 4:00 PM @ Terrain 704 Highland Ave. Oak Park IL
Claire Ashley’s installation is a direct response to the architecture of Terrain, allowing her to, in her words: “examine domestic objects of comfort and play. This impetus has led me to explore forms that include: my home, pillows and mattresses, as symbols of comfort, and protection. My recent work has used silhouette shapes from architectural fragments of my home as a starting point from which an inflatable form is stitched. These architectural fragments once inflated become figurative: a reference to the people who dwell inside them and the thing that makes a house a home. “
Claire Ashley is from Edinburgh, Scotland. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown in such venues as The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hyde Park Art Center and The Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, IL; nationally at Art Santa Fe, the Eggman and Walrus Gallery in Santa Fe, NM; and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Los Angeles, CA; and internationally at The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art in Inverness, Scotland among others. She currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.