Spotlight Exhibition: Afterimage
SEPTEMBER 6 - DECEMBER 7, 2012
ADDITIONAL AFTERIMAGE VENUES:
DEPAUL ART MUSEUM.
THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE'S JOAN FLASCH ARTISTS’ BOOK COLLECTION
ROGER BROWN STUDY CENTER, 1926 NORTH HALSTED STREET
CURATED BY THEA LIBERTY NICHOLS AND DAHLIA TULETT-GROSS
Afterimage focuses on contemporary artists that are of a generation after Imagism, and also—in ways both visual and ideological—have moved through and beyond it. Expanding upon the network of a small group of artists exhibiting in Afterimage at The DePaul Art Museum to include artistic duos or informal groups, the show at the Center for Book and Paper Arts will emphasize the role of collaboration in contemporary art practice. Works on view include artist's books, animations, prints and drawings.
LILLI CARRÉ, LIKE A LANTERN (EXCERPT), 2012. DIGITAL VIDEO, LOOPING ANIMATION CREATED USING THE METHODS OF CUT-OUT REPLACEMENT ANIMATION AND PRESSURE PRINTING ON A VANDERCOOK PROOF PRESS.
Emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the exhibiting artists' practice, the exhibition includes inventive self-published artists books (Eric Lebofsky); groupings of work on paper (Edra Soto); experimental approaches to technique by way of collaborative wood block prints (Carl Baratta/Isak Applin/Oli Watt and Onsmith/Paul Nudd); and the incorporation of new technologies, such as the sequential drawings used by Lilli Carré in her animated shorts. The work in the exhibition shows the wide variety of contemporary artistic practice, either through dynamic engagement with the book or printmaking as a medium, or by working with concepts of seriality, sequence, and narrative.
The Spotlight Series is dedicated to the co-location of exhibitions of artists’ books, ephemera, handmade paper and other media in partnership with exhibitions and events happening at cultural spaces throughout Chicago.