Current resident artists Susan Giles and Nuria Montiel open their studios this Sunday, October 12 between 2-4pm, inviting the public to learn more about their ongoing practices.
Over the next year, Giles will be working in the studios toward a solo exhibition, which will open in the Main Gallery next Spring. The exhibition will comprise a series of large wooden sculptures that alter our perception of some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, as a way of understanding buildings as signifiers of place and identity. The work advances Giles’ investigation into tourism, architecture and the physicality of place by exploring aerial perspective and the individual’s relationship with these icons, the modern day megalith.
Mexico City-based artist Montiel continues her residency in Chicago through November 18, expanding her practice, which enacts collective and participatory art in public spaces using text and printmaking. Through micropolitical and self-organized actions using a mobile printing press, Montiel aims to challenge and transform the fabric of our reality and forge connection between written language and text, printmaking, and performance.
All are welcome!