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Benjamin Larose | EXPO CHICAGO 2018

 Benjamin Larose, "Drippings," 2018, Paint, steel, toy trucks, wax. Photo: James Prinz
Benjamin Larose, "Drippings," 2018, Paint, steel, toy trucks, wax. Photo: James Prinz
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 6:00pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, September 30, 2:30 - 3:00 pm (EXPO Booth #174)

Benjamin Larose | Booth #174 | EXPO CHICAGO 2018

Navy Pier, Festival Hall
600 E. Grand Ave
Chicago IL 60611

EXPO CHICAGO | 27 - 30 September 2018

Vernissage: 27 September, 6 - 9 pm
General: 28 - 29 September, 11 am - 7 pm | 30 September, 11 am - 6 pm

Chicago Artists Coalition is proud to be participating in EXPO CHICAGO 2018, featuring the solo presentation, Sauver les meubles by Benjamin Larose, BOLT Artist-in-Residence 2017-2018.

In French, Sauver les meubles refers to the act of preserving the most important things after a disaster or a difficult time, like saving the furniture from a burning house. French-Canadian artist, Benjamin Larose presents a new body of sculpture work that situates us in the intimacy of the bedroom, a transformative space where difference is depicted as epic and triumphant.

Artist Talk

Artist Benjamin Larose will be in dialogue with Anastasia Karpova Tinari on 30 September, 2:30 - 3 pm, in Booth #174. Please join us for the conversation and Q&A.

Artist Benjamin Larose was selected by Anastasia Karpova Tinari, Director of Rhona Hoffman Gallery, for EXPO CHICAGO 2018.


ARTIST BIO

Benjamin Larose is a French-Canadian artist born and raised in Montreal, Canada. In 2016, he completed the Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied under the direction of artist Nick Cave. Upon the completion of his studies, Larose was awarded the distinguished RumChata Foundation Fellowship. He currently teaches in the Contemporary Practices and Fashion departments at SAIC.

Follow the artist on Instagram: @benjaminlarose


About EXPO CHICAGO 2018

EXPO CHICAGO (September 27-30, 2018), the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Opening the fall art season every September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international art galleries alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Dedicated to rigorous and challenging programming, EXPO CHICAGO initiates strategic international partnerships, built alongside strong institutional relationships with major local museums and organizations to open parallel exhibitions and events. The 2018 edition of EXPO CHICAGO will align with Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art, to present various programs and events throughout EXPO ART WEEK (September 24–30, 2018) including panel discussions, performances, and activations across the city.

Follow and tag EXPO CHICAGO 2018 on social media: @expochicago | #expochicago


FOR MORE INFO

Contact Teresa E. Silva, Director of Exhibitions & Residencies: teresa@chicagoartistscoalition.org or 312-491-8888 x1004