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Roots & Culture

Exhibition Detail
JACOB CHRISTOPHER HAMMES, LISA RYBOVICH-CRALLE
1034 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622


September 10th, 2011 - October 8th, 2011
Opening: 
September 9th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
"In Play" installation detail , Rybovich-CralléRybovich-Crallé,
"In Play" installation detail ,
2011
© Courtesy of the artist and Roots & Culture
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WEBSITE:  
http://www.rootsandculturecac.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
rootsandc@gmail.com
PHONE:  
773-235-8874
OPEN HOURS:  
THURS 4-7 FRI 4-7 SAT 12-6 or by appointment
TAGS:  
digital media sculpture
> DESCRIPTION

Jacob C Hammes' work is an exploration of the physical and psychological conditions relating to the experience of space and sensory perception, especially within contradictions of nature and artifice.  Primarily using sculpture, digital media, and hypnosis, Hammes attempts to reveal the struggle to connect with our own animal identity and the ideologies used to understand it. Hammes' new work for this exhibition features a wide range of images and objects that signal his interest in transforming materials and creating pseudo-poetic dualities between ideas.  The positioning of these objects is an important way of making these relationships happen.  

 

The ornate yet crudely made paper sculptures that comprise Lisa Rybovich Crallé’s new series, “In Play” function as a mock-museum encompassing pseudo-classical “statues” resting on pastel colored poster-board pedestals. The resulting environment is reminiscent of an amateur stage-set for a play that takes place at a demented simulacrum of a museum. This makeshift museum is littered with simplified papier maché tools of museological upkeep (broom, extension cord, cleaning supplies, etc.), creating a bizarre atmosphere of heightened artifice.

 

Jacob C Hammes is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago.  Hammes has exhibited and performed throughout the US and internationally, most recently at the Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Auckland, NZ.  Hammes' work and various projects have been reviewed in publications such as Art Papers, Proximity Magazine, and the Leonardo Music journal. This is his first exhibition at Roots & Culture. www.stopgostop.com/jacobchammes/projects.html

 

Lisa Rybovich Crallé lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her MFA from the University of California, Davis. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, including exhibitions at The Lab (San Francisco, CA), Proof Gallery (Boston, MA), Royal Nonesuch (Oakland, CA), G126 (Galway, IRE), as well as this year’s Bay Area Currents exhibition (Oakland, CA). Lisa is currently an Artist in Residence at the People’s Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and she is the 2011 recipient of the Robert Arneson Award. This exhibition is Rybovich Crallé's second at Roots & Culture. www.lisarcralle.com

 


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