2016/2017 Season at Sector 2337
2016/2017 Season at Sector 2337
Shadowed! a collection of writing by Simone Forti, Hannah B. Higgins, Caroline Picard, Jeffrey Skoller, and Shawn Michelle Smith that explores photography, performance, and artistic lineages through the lens of Ellen Rothenberg’s recent exhibition, elsetime, at Sector 2337.
Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening includes visual and written contributions from Giovanni Aloi, Sebastian Alvarez, Katherine Behar, Kristina Chew, Srijon Chowdhury, Katy Cowan, Zoe Crosher, Every house has a door, Lindsey French, Brooke A. Holmes, Joela Jacobs, Essi Kausalainen, Joshua Kent, Devin King, Eben Kirksey, Renan Lar-uan, Deanna Ledezma, Michael Marder, Chantal Neveu, A. Laurie Palmer, Mark Payne, Caroline Picard, Wilfredo Prieto, Steve Ruiz, Catriona Sandilands, Steven Shaviro, Eleni Sikelianos, John Steck Jr., Linda Tegg, Leila Wilson, Monica Westin, and Andrew Yang. Part exhibition documentation, part essay and poetry collection, Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening artists and writers reflect upon plant life as it troubles both physical and ideological human spaces.
Sept 01 – Dec 31, 2016 | Online exhibition: Institutional Garbage
Featuring artists Alberto Aguilar, Brit Barton, Mara Baker, Kevin Blake, Zippora Elders, Rami George, David Hall, Josh Rios and Anthony Romero, Rowland Saifi, Michal Samana, Naqeeb Stevens, Tina Tahir, Anna Martine Whitehead; writers: Lise Haller Baggesen, Daniel Borzutzky, Mayra Rodríguez Castro, Isaiah Dufort, Patrick Durgin, Tricia van Eck, David Hall, Jane Lewty, Jill Magi; Chi Oneiro , Rowland Saifi, Suzanne Scanlon, Mia You + Maarten van der Graaff, & curators: David Ayala-Alfonso, Britton Bertran, Rashayla Marie Brown, Every house has a door, Lucia Fabio, João Florêncio, Jeanine Hofland, Stevie Greco, Renan Laru-an, La Keisha Leek, Sofia Lemos, and Vincent van Velsen. Online Exhibition Design by Pouya Ahmadi; Curated by Caroline Picard + Lara Schoorl.
Sept 01, 7-9pm | Wasted hours – an evening of performance curated by Every house has a door, presents commissioned works by Michal Samama and Alberto Aguilar.
Sept 09 – Nov 20, 2016 |Main Gallery: Styles of Radical Will (Italian Sculpture), solo show by Stephen Lapthisophon
Stephen Lapthisophon is an American artist and educator working in the field of conceptual art, critical theory, and disability studies. Lapthisophon received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. His early work combined poetry, performance, sound art, and visual arts with postmodern philosophical concerns. He was also influenced by the legacy of the Situationists, who sought to make everyday life a focus of artistic activity. Lapthisophon has taught at Columbia College in Chicago, the School of the Art Institute, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He currently teaches art and art history at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Sept 09 – Nov 20, 2016 | Project Space: A Rule By Nobody, curated by Third Object
Third Object is a roving curatorial collective based in Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Slow Stretch, Mana Contemporary Chicago; Satellites, The Franklin; Were the Eye Not Sunlike, ACRETV and Fernwey; and Mossy Cloak, Roots and Culture. Third Object is Ann Meisinger, Raven Munsell, and Gan Uyeda.
Feb 10 – Apr 03, 2017 |Main Gallery: GRAFT, solo exhibition by Edra Soto; Curated by Albert Stabler
Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) is a Chicago based artist, educator, curator, and gallery director. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000), Beta-Local in Puerto Rico (2011), and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida through a 3Arts Fellowship (2013), among others. With her husband Dan Sullivan, Soto designed and fabricated THE FRANKLIN, an outdoor project space that they co-direct. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. edrasoto.com
Albert Stabler spent 17 years in Chicago, devoting time to teaching art with young people, writing art criticism, and curating shows and events at independent galleries. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Art Education at the University of Illinois.
Feb 10 – Apr 03, 2017 |Project Space: Daniel Giles, artist residency
Danny Giles combines sculpture, performance and research to give form to political and metaphysical positions. His practice attempts to represent performative states of dispossession and to redress oppressive and exploitative systems. Giles received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and his MFA from Northwestern University in 2013. He has exhibited work in Chicago at Threewalls, Roots and Culture, Fernway Gallery and LVL3 Gallery and in New York at Socrates Sculpture Park and Smack Mellon.
Spring 2017 (dates TBD), 2017 |Main Gallery: This Land II, solo exhibition by Lindsey Dorr-Niro
Cross-disciplinary visual artist Lindsey Dorr-Niro reorients space and thought away from restriction, toward liberation, to show us that we are capable of more than we believe or perceive. Her work aims to make art a practice of critical consciousness, calling viewers deeper into themselves and relation with the world. Her installations disrupt and reorganize our vision and being in a way that enables us to see, imagine, and be differently — facilitating an embodied, contemplative, and ecstatic alternative to the amnesiac conditions of late capitalism. Lindsey holds her MFA from Yale University (2008) and currently works as both an artist and educator in Chicago, Illinois. Her most recent solo exhibition, “A Primacy of Perception,” took place this April at Indiana University’s Fuller Projects gallery.
Spring 2017 (dates TBD) |Project Space: New Demands, solo exhibition by Lisa Vinebaum
Lisa Vinebaum is an artist, critical writer, and educator. Working practice and theory, her work explores collectivity and intersubjective relationships, working conditions and workers’ rights, and the value of artistic labor. Her art work has been exhibited, performed, and screened across the USA and internationally, including at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Grace Exhibition and Performance Space, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Performance Studies International 19, Open Engagement: Art & Social Practice, Nuit Blanche, the Centre Pompidou, the UCLA Hammer Museum, Lincoln Center, and the European Media Art Festival. Her scholarly writings have been published in edited anthologies, academic journals, and exhibition catalogues published by Routledge, Bloomsbury Academic, Black Dog Books, and YYZ Press, and presented at academic conferences internationally. Lisa Vinebaum is an Assistant Professor in the department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and affiliated faculty in the department of Art History, Criticism and Theory. She is Associate Editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture. She is Associate Editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture, and holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.