Friday, March 19, 2021 / 3-8 pm
Katie Chung Gericault De La Rose Naomi Elson Jazmine Harris Ellen Holtzblatt Julia Klein Bryan A. LeBeuf Juan Molina Hernández Solomon Moore José Santiago Pérez Joshi Radin Unyimeabasi Udoh
Open Hours: Wednesdays, 10am-2pm and Fridays, 3-7pm by appointment only
Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Survey 2, a group exhibition featuring new works by HATCH 2019-2020 residents, and curated by Fabiola Tosi, Juelle Daley, and Stephanie Koch. Exhibiting artists include Katie Chung, Gericault De La Rose, Naomi Elson, Jazmine Harris, Ellen Holtzblatt, Julia Klein, Bryan LeBeuf, Juan Molina Hernández, Solomon Salim Moore, José Santiago Pérez, Joshi Radin, and Unyimeabasi Udoh. The exhibition will be on view from March 19, 2021 through April 29, 2021, with an opening day on Friday, March 19, by appointment. Pleaser reserve your time here.
Survey 2 asks the twelve resident artists to reflect on and share the distinct ways they relate to time: How do you manifest the connection between process and object, both enduring and ephemeral? With a deep look into the process and methods of each artist-in-residence, the exhibition is a survey of the different scales at which time is perceived, seized, and reshaped through diverse artistic practices. What does it mean to relate to concepts such as now and then, before and after, slow and fast? When all the artworks collide in the same space as a collective, in what way do they negotiate, depart from, merge or challenge each other’s notion of linearity to reveal the artist’s personal rhythm and unique timestamp of individuality? The artworks on view are symbolic permutations of the individual embedded with the artists’ relationship to the ephemeral.
Curated programming will extend the conversation from the gallery to non-physical space, exploring other methods of discussing and curating ephemerality. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
Katie Chung is a Korean-American visual artist from Chicago working in drawing, print, and sculpture. She blends her heritage and personal identity to build a legacy that reveals her relationship to immigration and labor. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, participated in local and international exhibitions, and is currently a member of Candor Arts, a resource for the design and production of artist books.
Image: Katie Chung, Special, 2019, H: 73” x W: 15” x D: 18", Paper, thread, clothes hanger, and wood.
Gericault De La Rose is a queer Filipinx, multidisciplinary artist, and educator. Through performance and video work, they use their brown body as an amulet against the plague of forgetting within a postcolonial world that reinforces collective amnesia. After graduating with a BFA with an emphasis in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, they formed an artist collective, Export Quality, together with other Queer Filipinx alumni. As an emerging artist, De La Rose has had the opportunity to showcase their work in group shows in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Johnson City, New York, and Toronto. In collaboration with AFIRE Chicago, Export Quality, was awarded the Crossroads Youth Fund for Cultural Change to support their documentary series Nakikita. De La Rose recently attended the ACRE residency in Steuben, Wisconsin having received the Brenda Green Gender Inclusivity Scholarship.
Image: Gericault De La Rose, Initiation, 2016, 10 mins, Gold cloth, water, skin
Naomi Elson was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her MFA from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. Following graduation, Naomi moved to Chicago, where she has shown at several galleries, including GIFC at Western Exhibitions, Nightlight Gallery and Studios, ARC Gallery, Rubberneck Gallery, Bucktown Gallery, and Zhou B Art Center.
Image: Naomi Elson, Curb Alert, 2018, carpet backing, fabric, yarn, and latex paint, 70 x 30 ft. space.
Using photography, video, and written language, Jazmine Harris deconstructs and reconstructs narratives about city people and places. Emphasizing both the beauty and failure of metropolises, Harris explores the binal relationship between the divestment of communities and the forming of third spaces.
Jazmine Harris, Some Thingz Never Change: Monologues From A Stoop In Bronzeville, 2019, 1-channel HD video (b/w), 11:31 min. (Photo: Robert Chase Heishman).
Ellen Holtzblatt creates paintings and drawings to explore connections between the physical and the spiritual—the memories of the body that reside in the soul. Her work becomes an allegory for psyche and emotion, evolution and decay. The artist residencies that Holtzblatt has attended in the U.S. and Iceland have inspired the emotive qualities of her recent landscape paintings. Holtzblatt, a Chicago-based artist, exhibits nationally and internationally, with recent solo shows at Fermilab Art Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, and Josef Glimer Gallery. Her group exhibits include the Jerusalem Biennale, Museum of Biblical Art in New York, and Inselgalerie in Berlin. Holtzblatt earned degrees in visual art and art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image: Ellen Holtzblatt, Like a Lily Among Thorns, 2019, oil on linen, 60" x 30"
Julia Klein is a sculptor who has exhibited her work both nationally and in and around Chicago. Klein has participated in a number of fellowships and residencies, including, most recently, the 2018-19 Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship. She received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Bard College. Since 2009, she has run Soberscove Press, which produces books about art.
Image: Julia Klein, Thomas Nozkowski, 2019, Stockings, wire, paper, resin, clay, rope, 15 x 18 x 6 in.
Bryan A. LeBeuf is a new media artist working with simulation, sound and game design. His recent work examines community through collective memory, using overlapping memories as a tool to rebuild, and reimagine his neighborhoods in Detroit, MI. The landscapes and design draw inspiration from the defined environments of early role-playing games and dating simulators, while weaving together imagery of post-industrialized neighborhoods. Bryan holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, upon graduation he was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship as well as attending the Mana Contemporary New Media Residency program. Currently, Bryan works as a designer and composer at the University of Chicago.
Image: Bryan A. LeBeuf, Grand Blvd., 2018, Real-time installation, 40’ x 30’
Juan Molina Hernández, born in Guanajuato, México, is a Chicago-based visual artist. Molina Hernández's art practice primarily uses photography and more recently writing, video, and artist books to create narratives that address the complexities of the hybrid immigrant identity. By appropriating symbols from the environment, culture, and personal memory they construct stories in relation to place, family, and a culture that never speaks one language.
Molina Hernández graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography. In the past, they have exhibited at ACRE Projects, Aurora Public Art Commission, Evanston Art Center, Elmhurst Art Museum, Gallery 214, Jack Olson Gallery, North Branch Arts Center, Roman Susan, as well as White Ripple Gallery & Co.
Image: Juan Molina Hernández, autoretrato o piel vieja y lo que sobra de una manda cumplida (self-portrait or old skin and remnants of a prayer answered), archival inkjet print, dimensions vary, 2017
Solomon Moore is a visual artist whose work primarily focuses on the different ways fantasy becomes reality. Moore interprets English ballads, folktales, and myths through the act of placing himself, his friends, and others in these stories. Currently he makes prints, drawings, and paintings.
Image: Swans at Dusk, 2019, watercolor on paper, 5" x 6”
José Santiago Pérez is a Salvadoran-American artist from Los Angeles currently based in Chicago. He weaves disposable plastics into markers of time and materials of intimacy and is currently a 2019-2020 HATCH artist resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition.
His 2020 solo show at Roman Susan Art Foundation was reviewed in Artforum. Solo exhibitions of his craft based sculptures and wall hangings have been presented at Ignition Project Space and Wedge Projects, and his curatorial projects have been exhibited at the Leather Archive & Museum. José has participated in group shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston. Reviews and interviews about his work have been featured in OthePeoplesPixels, Archives + Futures Podcast, Sixty, Newcity, and Art Intercepts.
José has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches in the Fiber and Material Studies department.
Image: José Santiago Pérez "Palacio, 12" (2020), coiled plastic, 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 61 inches.
Joshi Radin investigates questions concerning nature, cosmology and expanded landscape. Drawing on childhood experiences living within a utopian back to the land community, she traces historical and genealogical roots of utopianism and nature through imagery and processes as spaces of knowledge production. She has published essays and presented work in the US and internationally and received her MFA (2016) and MA (2018) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a merit scholar.
Image: Joshi Radin, Bent (Tangent), 2019, screen print, acrylic, recycled paper, 20h x 26w.
Unyimeabasi Udoh works across various media—including textiles, prints, artist’s books, and computer games—in an attempt to bring to light and make peace with an idea of the void. Their practice centers on surface and absence, text as image, redaction, redundancy, and blackness as color and construct. Udoh holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Architecture from Columbia University.
Image: Unyimeabasi Udoh, NTUAHA, 2018, Cross-stitch embroidery: Aida cloth, cotton thread, wooden hoop, acrylic paint, 4" diameter.
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