The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents 1001,
a pop up exhibition opening Friday, April 26 at Tom Robinson Gallery (2416
W. North Ave) from 6-9pm. For one week only, this group show highlights the
interdisciplinary work of students in the Advanced Fiber and Material Studies
1001 reemploys a sense of intimacy through artists’ individual investigations of
objects, materials, processes, and personal histories. Throughout the exhibition,
often site and location are considered integral components to the conception
and development of the presented works. Similarly, the exhibition title ‘1001,’
(a reference to the suite location of the Advanced Studio classroom) functions
as a reflection of the artists’ consistent engagement with space, boundaries,
relationships, and community. As a result, their participation in such themes
manifests in several different forms including contemplation, anxiety, and
celebration. These sentiments often provide open forums for conversation and
dialogue amongst the displayed body of work and between groups or individuals.
From weaving to animation, paper to fabric, sculpture to photography, 1001
features a captivating and eclectic selection of work from a thoughtful group of
Sarah K. Benning
Ector Maria Gracias
Noel Antigone Quigley
Opening reception: Friday, April 26, 2013 6-9 p.m.
Open hours: Saturday, April 27, 2013 12-4 p.m.
Tom Robinson Gallery
2416 West North Avenue