NUDE in Chicago Curated by Frank Paluch, Perimeter Gallery and Leslie Ferrin, Ferrin Gallery Group Show of Figural Ceramic Sculpture and Contemporary Art Dates @ Perimeter, Chicago, IL November 5 - December 30, 2010
Opening Reception:Friday, November 5 , 6- 8:00 p.m.
Perimeter Gallery 210 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL
Selected Ceramic Sculpture SOFA Chicago November 4 - 7th, 2010 Navy Pier Booths #920 and 1021
INBOOTH Interactive Performance Put to Paper - Dana Major Kanovitz Saturday, November 6th 1:00
SOFA SOLO: Shannon Trudell Superimposed Premier Solo of Drawings INBOOTH Artist Conversation Shannon Trudell Interviewed by: William Warmus, independent art critic and historian Saturday, November 6th,
Chris Antemann, ceramic and photography Christie Brown, ceramic sculpture Cynthia Consentino, ceramic and drawings Stephen Dickson, ceramic Edward Eberle, ceramic Lucy Feller, photography, Verne Funk, ceramic Kelly Garrett Rathbone, ceramic Gerit Grimm, ceramic Molly Hatch, ceramic Margaret Ponce Israel, ceramic Sergei Isupov, ceramic, work on paper Myungjin Kim, ceramic Dana Major Kanovitz, sculpture Beverly Mayeri, ceramic Carla Potter, ceramic Seth Rainville, ceramic Robert Rose, ceramic Mara Superior, ceramic Akio Takamori, ceramic Shannon Trudell, drawing Patti Warashina, ceramic, print Kurt Weiser, ceramic Red Weldon Sandlin, ceramic
NUDE in Chicago is a curated group exhibition of ceramic sculpture, photography, and drawing from 30 established and emerging artists who challenge the "canon". By interpreting the historic use of nude figural imagery in sculptures and paintings, each contemporary artist demonstrates burgeoning mastery of their chosen medium, skillfully conveying 'art history reversals' and 're-contextualization' of stereotypical imagery. Resulting works explore contemporary perspectives on male and female gender roles, the role of the nude in beauty, seduction, apparition, aberration, perfection, amusement, entertainment, fantasy and commodity.
History of the Exhibition: NUDE in Chicago revisits a theme from Perimeter Gallery where Karen Johnson Boyd curated the group survey exhibitions NUDE in Clay in 1995 and 1998. The 2010 NUDE in Chicago survey, curated by Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Gallery and Frank Paluch of Perimeter Gallery, includes works by many of the NUDE in Clay ceramic sculptors, and provides an opportunity for a new group of young sculptors to address the theme. This show also expands the survey to include works on paper and photography from gallery artists as well as 2D works produced by the sculptors.
SOFA CHICAGO, Performance, Dates NUDE in Chicago opens with a reception at Perimeter Gallery on Fri., Nov. 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. and continues through Dec. 30, 2010. Selected works will be presented at SOFA CHICAGO, the 17th Annual International Expositions of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, in booths 920 & 1021, Nov. 5 - 7, in Festival Hall at Navy Pier. Additionally Chicago artist Dana Major Kanovitz will create an audience interactive performance sculpture on the exposition floor at SOFA, Sat., Nov. 6, as a day long event.
Gallery Information Ferrin Gallery (Pittsfield, MA), established in 1979, is one of the nation's premier ceramic art and sculpture galleries. In addition to representing established nationally known sculptors using ceramics, the gallery actively seeks out emerging artists from MFA and artist residency programs throughout the country. These works are presented at the gallery, art fairs and through partnerships with museums, not for profit venues and galleries in major cities.
Perimeter Gallery has been located in the heart of Chicago's River North Gallery District for 28 years. The Gallery features contemporary Painting, Sculpture and works on paper by mid-career and emerging artists as well as master works in Ceramic and Fiber Arts.
Info In Brief: NUDE in Chicago, curated by Leslie Ferrin and Frank Paluch Nov. 5 - Dec. 30, 2010, free, Tues. - Sat., 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Perimeter Gallery, 210 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60654
SOFA CHICAGO, Nov. 5 - 7, booths 920 (Ferrin) and 1021 (Perimeter) Select works from NUDE in Chicago will be presented at SOFA CHICAGO. The interactive performance by Dana Major Kanovitz happens on Sat., Nov. 6, 2010 in booth 920 in Festival Hall at Navy Pier. www.sofaexpo.com for show hours and tickets