Joining the thriving group of artist-run exhibition spaces, Terrain is a new public space in Oak Park, IL started by artist Sabina Ott. Terrain is dedicated to featuring interventions into the conventional landscape of a front yard by emerging as well as established artists who have been invited to create a site - specific work. Artists are chosen for their ability to make artworks that challenge the space between public and private, decoration and function, figure and ground.
Terrain differs from many other alternative art platforms in that the artworks are accessible and visible 24 hours a day, year round. Situated in Oak Park, a traditionally liberal multicultural village, Terrain is directly across from Longfellow Elementary School, across from Longfellow Park near Ridgeland and Jackson Avenues. Visitors, neighbors, school children, teachers and their parents will be exposed to challenging contemporary art, offering the experience of discovery and surprise to the community. Terrain will exhibit work that expands the audience of an artwork and the function of a suburban front yard.