Chicago artist Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) creates an ambitious new installation that furthers his investigation of culturally specific institutions by focusing on the history and memory of the historic South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC). Majeed will produce a monumental charcoal rubbing of building facade of the SSCAC as the central focus of his first large-scale solo exhibition. In addition to this new fabric work Majeed will also be incorporating his ongoing series of reused wooden planks entitled Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden repurposed from the SSCAC’s Burroughs Gallery walls. For this installation the wooden planks will take the form of a platform that will both raise the massive building sized fabric rubbing on a pedestal and be host to performance and discussion.
Image above: Faheem Majeed, Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden, 2015, Stained cedar panels, nails, cinder blocks, steel table legs, 12’ x 24’ x 13’.