new works by REBECCA BEACHY
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 5, 7-10pm
Open Hours: Saturdays 12-3pm
2130 w 21st Street, Chicago 60608
ACRE and ROXABOXEN EXHIBITIONS present an opening reception on SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 from 7-10pm at 2130 w 21st Street, Chicago 60608. ACRE has partnered with ROXABOXEN EXHIBITIONS to host REBECCA BEACHY: GROUND, the next installment in ACRE's year-long series of solo exhibitions by 2011 ACRE summer residents.
With formal and ephemeral gestures of processing and repair, Rebecca Beachy’s sculpture recasts narratives of animal bodies as use objects: deer ground up by hand and returned to the site of collision as highway dust, repairing cracks in the asphalt; a muslin pillow accumulates the down from birds that collided with windows; the stain in a copy paper box is the evidence of having held an injured duck. The work, concerned with the damaged interstice between the wild and human structures, articulates physical engagement as an ethical gauge, positioning meaning as resting first in the material and the concrete. This sculptural presence is used to foreground questions regarding humans as animals, especially the question of the human relationship with gravity and mortality, and hopes to show the complexities in the interconnections between animals, people, and the ground on which both meet, collide, and dwell.
REBECCA BEACHY (b.1982) is a Chicago based artist, born and raised on a farm in Colorado, who works primarily in sculpture and installation. She is a recent recipient of both an MFA in Studio Arts and an MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has been shown in numerous locations including Edinbugh, Scotland, Dallas, Boulder and Chicago with recent and upcoming exhibitions at Gallery 400, SHOP (Southside Hub of Production), Roxaboxen and Eel Space in Chicago. She currently has an essay published in the latest edition of Puerto del Sol. Most recently, Beachy has been raising chickens and apprenticing as a taxidermist for the Chicago Academy of Scientists at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
More information about Rebecca Beachy can be found at www.rebeccabeachy.com
Roxaboxen Exhibitions is an artist collective run gallery and work space in the heart of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. We are dedicated to displaying work of awesome artists we encounter, providing a space for creative community collaborations, as well as distributing/acquiring ideas and information.
More information about Roxaboxen Exhibitions can be found at www.roxaboxenminicastle.com
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition) was founded in 2010 with the ambition to provide the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program. The residency itself takes place each summer in rural southwest Wisconsin and brings together artists from across disciplines and levels of experience to create a regenerative community of cultural producers. Over the course of the following year ACRE endeavors to further support its residents by providing venues for exhibitions, idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.
More information about ACRE can be found at www.acreresidency.org
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