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Artist Talk: "Garden of Liminal Bodies"
Work by

Molly Blumberg Vincent Phan

Join us as James Schenck moderates an artist talk by currently exhibiting HATCH artists-in-residence Molly Blumberg and Vince Phan on their two-person show Garden of Liminal Bodies, curated by Christian Gonzalez Ho.

James Schenck is an artist and the Gallery Manager at ENGAGE Projects.

About Artists
2023 - 2024
Molly Blumberg

Molly Blumberg is an artist based in Chicago, IL.  Her sculptural practice sits in the spaces between our human bodies and the materiality of lived environments, imagining their potential permeabilities.  Trained as a sculptor and a papermaker, her work is grounded in an extreme engagement with materiality.  Through a playfully physical studio practice and a dedication to process based exploration, she explores how it feels to be a body.

She earned her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in fiber & material studies in 2020 and her BFA from the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in sculpture in 2012.

2023 - 2024

V, a.k.a Vincent Phan, et al. (Valienese, b. 1992 A.D.) is an earthly-alien collective. Their works are systems-oriented investigations of chaos in nature and the nature in the chaos. V et al. adopts furniture and composts organic materials to create a hybridized existence of humans and nature. These creations are then traded for soil in human-occupied territories in order to create a new terra of possibility. Hybridizing objects and materials, V et al. re-naturalizes the man-made back into a natural ecology that once was its birthplace but has now become foreign.

V et al. trades earthly-alien creations for the soil of colonized territory. This accumulated soil then builds Valien, a new continent that exists within colonized continents. As long as V et al. lives, this terra expands as the soils are added. As long as Valien exists, V et al.’s reality exists as do the earthly-alien creatures that constitute Valien.

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