This exhibition will introduce the public to TRANSIT, a new non-profit artist residency program based in Chicago. TRANSIT will provide time and space for visual artists, writers,
musicians/sound artists, dancers/choreographers, and performance artists to create new work
on a project basis. Chicago-based creatives will be eligible for our Outbound programs, while
those who live outside the area and want the opportunity to make work in Chicago will apply to
our Inbound programs, giving them all the chance to focus on making new work and showcasing
it in our gallery(-ies).
The theme of the exhibition is TRANSIT, using a dictionary definition of the word.
transit (ˈtrænsɪt, ˈtrænz-) — n 1. the act or process of going, conveying, or being conveyed, especially over a distance, of goods or people; 2. a change or transition 3. a passage or route; 4. a.) the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the meridian, caused by the earth's diurnal rotation, b.) such an apparent passage across the sun or a planet; 5. the local conveyance of passages on public transportation; 6. in transit while being conveyed; during passage — vb 7. to make a transit through, across, or over (something) 8. astronomy to make a transit across (a celestial body or the meridian) 9. to cause (the telescope of a surveying instrument) to turn over or (of such a telescope) to be turned over in a vertical plane so that it points in the opposite direction