HOW THINGS STAND
new works by JANINE BIUNNO
MAY 20-21, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 20, 4-8pm
Open Hours: Monday, May 21, noon-4pm
1913 W 17th Street, Chicago 60608
HOW THINGS STAND
Janine Biunno's body of work exhibited in How Things Stand is visually informed by the continual gathering of images, both via photographing her daily commute across New York City and by simultaneously searching the internet for existing imagery of the same spaces. These reference images, equal parts original and digitally sourced, investigate the relationship between representation and interpretation in the built environment. As an artist Biunno is primarily interested in the often overlooked in-between spaces and physical boundaries of the structures that comprise cities. The work presented here is a distillation of the dense visual information of urban space. How Things Stand includes thirty Constructivist-inspired paper cutouts and an accompanying take-away zine of a selection of the reference materials, intended to provide context to the minimalist works.
JANINE BIUNNO is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work typically interprets the subjective view of the city dweller, addressing how the architecture and infrastructure found in the cities we inhabit function as signifiers for location, identity and economy. Janine earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University and BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently works for architect Steven Holl, as the Director of Publications.
More info about Janine Biunno can be found at www.janinebiunno.com