Tuesday, February 21, 2012


MARCH 4-5, 2012

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 4-8pm
Performance at 5:45pm
Open Hours: Monday March 5, 11am-3pm

ACRE Projects
1913 w 17th Street, Chicago 60608

ACRE Projects hosts an opening reception on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 from 4-8pm at 1913 West 17th Street, Chicago, IL. ACRE Projects is proud to present AIDAN FITZPATRICK : I'M WATCHING THE SUN COME UP NOW, the next installment in ACRE's year-long series of solo exhibitions by 2012 ACRE summer residents.

I'M WATCHING THE SUN COME UP NOW features a photography and audio installation exploring the nature of perception and the passing of time. Fascinated by the complication of past and present, Fitzpatrick photographs transient moments in which she isolates the mystery that makes up our lives. Conscious of the passing of time and the experience of the present, she investigates the reality of days that quickly and almost immediately vanish as we make revolutions around the sun. This collection of days is documented through fleeting clarity and recognition, emphasizing our own internal experience and the way we find ourselves sharing this subjective experience with others. In addition to photographs, Fitzpatrick presents an audio piece that is created from cassette tapes that were recorded by her grandmother in Chicago and mailed to her while she lived as a child in Virginia.

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Fog on the First Day, 2011

AIDAN FITZPATRICK is a photographer and teaching artist living and working in Chicago, IL. She received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. Her work investigates issues of perception, loss, and mysteries of the natural world. She teaches through CCAP’s Arts Integration Mentorship Project, the Lill Street Art Center, and After School Matters at Gallery37.

More information about Aidan Fitzpatrick can be found at www.aidanphotography.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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