LINDSAY OBERMEYER: ODDS
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10 from 6pm to 9pm
November 10 – December 2, 2006
Lindsay Obermeyer’s “Odds” project will be exhibited for the first time at Polvo! Obermeyer employs the history and metaphors surrounding textile practices to study issues as diverse as medical ethics, mental illness,and gender. She explains: “My ‘skins’ or garments will reflect the impact of disease on the body. It will investigate the point at which the decorative elementcrosses over to the grotesque and uncanny, when a beauty mark becomes a tumor.” This project is partially supported by a Community Arts Assistance program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
Obermeyer has exhibited her work throughout the United States at venues such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design (formerly known as the American Craft Museum). Her work has been included in three traveling exhibitions and several international exhibitions. It has been featured in numerous books and publications including the “Chicago Reader,” “American Craft”, “Fiberarts”, and “Reinventing Textiles: Gender and Identity”. Obermeyer has instructed studio and art education courses at National-Louis University, Northern Illinois University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago among others. She is the recipient of two grants from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. She holds an M.F.A. and B.F.A. in the fiber arts and an M.A.T. in elementary education.
Flatscreen DVD: Sita Moyo (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Sita Moyo was born in 1981, in South Africa. In 2004 she received her B.A Honors Degree in Visual Art from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and 2000-2003 B.A. Degree in Fine Art and English Literature from the University of Natal. Moyo will show her animation piece, "Fall From Grace" depicting a metaphysical anatomy of the female body, using archaic and modern symbols in atmospheric landscapes. Last year, this piece was included in the 2005 Tehran International Animation Festival.
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Lindsay Obermeyer’s ”Odds” project is partially supported by a Community Arts Assistance program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.