ATC Gallery announces an exhibition of New Work by emerging Chicago
installation artist, Sadie Harmon. Her work investigates the
connections between the lexicon of cultural references such as Twin
Peaks, sideshow performers and 'the abyss'. Harmon's work illuminates
obscure connections within her dynamic subjects and maps out their
hidden associations through delicate yet powerful installations.
Harmon's work unfolds as a specific portrait of one's interior
reasoning, laced with sufficient evidence to entangle the viewer. She
utilizes the gallery space as a complexly ordered map of the mind,
complete with color-coding and obsessively constructed objects and
diagrams. The work is meant to be viewed as an anarchic narrative, the
vehicle through which drawing, collage and theme are displayed along
with annotations. These annotations are a series of associations and
connections whose sole purpose is to form a cohesive picture plane
through a grander notion. Each individual installation corresponds to a
particular theme, which is delineated by color and material. The
cataloguing of each piece within the context of the entire exhibition
is where the overarching similarities and tropes become apparent.
Sadie Harmon received her BFA at The Art Institute of Chicago
and Beloit College in Beloit, WI. She has a strong background in Museum
Studies, the experience of interacting with museum collections informs
her work, much of which is grounded in ideas of collection and
organization. Her work has been shown in group shows in Illinois and
Wisconsin, this is her first solo exhibition with ATC Gallery.