Tuesday, February 14, 2012


FEBRUARY 19-20, 2012

Opening Reception: Sunday, Feb 19, 4-8pm
Open Hours: Monday Feb 20, noon-4pm

 ACRE Projects
1913 w 17th Street, Chicago 60608

ACRE Projects hosts an opening reception on Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 4-8pm at 1913 West 17th Street, Chicago, IL. ACRE Projects is proud to present MICHELLE HARRIS: ACCIDENTS IN GRAVITY, the next installment in ACRE's year-long series of solo exhibitions by 2011 ACRE summer residents.

ACCIDENTS OF GRAVITY is an exhibition of prints and sculptures invoking anxieties over trauma and loss, both past and present.  On the wall are a series of wax transfer prints based on a photographic series destroyed in a house fire.  The prints distort the original works into variations of black and white noise or static suggesting deteriorating vision, fading memories, and absence.  The theme of gravity as a force is approached both in the physical sense and in describing the weight of experience.  On the floor, an arrangement of objects pairing found and raw elements collected while traveling, sit precariously on top of minimally constructed tables.  The materials of wood, porcelain, stainless steel, and coral are repeated as variable elements that present a range of relationships from the intended to the actual function, signifying the roles of observer, collector, and traveler.

Elkhart 02.20.2002, 9x12, silver gelatin print

MICHELLE ANNE HARRIS, Associate Professor Photography and Art Education (2011). BFA, 2008, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA, 2010 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI. Exhibitions:  Roots and Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Buckham Gallery, Flint.Publications:  Shots MagazineChicago ReaderBibliography:  Hour Detroit, Art BeatJames Madison University Literary and Arts JournalCollections:  Marriot Inc., Sherine Marzouk. Awards:  Community Arts Assistance Program Grant,  Steketee Scholarship, Ox-Bow Residency Program.

More information about Michelle Anne Harris can be found at www.michelleanneharris.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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