For her second solo exhibition at moniquemeloche, Carrie Schneider will debut Burning House, a series of fifteen large-scale color photographs each representing a house engulfed in flames. Exploring entropy, endurance, and the photograph–as–residue of a performance or process, Burning House describes something impossible yet deeply psychological –– the house is never destroyed. Through blizzards, clear moonlit nights, sunrises, and torrential rains, the house remains standing, as if being unrelentingly ablaze is its state of normalcy.
In addition to the 15–part photographic series on view at moniquemeloche, Schneider's Burning House project includes a 10–minute video. moniquemeloche will host a debut screening of the video during the run of Schneider’s exhibition. The location, date, and time of the screening will be announced shortly.
Burning House is supported in part by the Jerome Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, and the generosity of Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg.
Carrie Schneider (born Chicago, 1979; lives New York) earned her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2001 and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Upon graduating, Schneider attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and had a year–long Fulbright Fellowship at the Kuvataideakatemia Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2008. Since her last solo exhibition at moniquemeloche in 2008, Schneider has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Finnish Museum of Photography Helsinki; The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL; Galleri KiT/Trondheim Academy of Art Norway; and Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Helsinki. Recently her work was featured in the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial at The Andy Warhol Museum and in thematic exhibitions at venues including The Kitchen and Higher Pictures in NY, Regina Rex and Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn, Columbia College Chicago, Artspace in New Haven, and the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her ongoing collaboration with choreographer Kyle Abraham will next appear in a performance series at On the Boards in Seattle April 19–22, 2012. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and the Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montreal, Quebec.