the four artists provide the viewer with an examination of the decentralized
relationship between the experience of art and the materials of life.
project, Identifying Marks, and its accompanying project, "Visible
Links," are a result of a collaboration with a restaurant and its
staff. Food service workers' personal statements are engraved into
flatware, etched into plates and glasses, and embroidered into napkins
and then used by the restaurant in its daily operation.
performance and video, "Cherry Picker," is an investigation into the
necessary and prescribed activities of the human body: desire, appetite,
consumption, nourishment and depletion.
"Cabin" is both a physical presentation of a house, and a photographic
presentation of the shelter, documenting its virtual location within
the urban landscape.
"A Chronicle of Days," is a collection of 100 framed panels of torn
pieces of white damask tablecloth embroidered with small spots of
human hair. Tiny stitches hold the hairs in place, referencing a particularly
gendered history of stitchery, self-preservation and bodily security.
runs from Feb. 14 - March 11. The gallery hours are Monday - Friday,
9 a.m. - 5p.m.; Saturday, noon - 4 p.m. Direct exhibit questions to
Karen Indeck, Gallery 400 director (312) 996-6114.