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JULIE WEITZ + KAMROOZ ARAM

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© Courtesy of the artist and The Suburban
JULIE WEITZ + KAMROOZ ARAM

125 N. Harvey Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
January 27th, 2013 - January 28th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.thesuburban.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
bkmgcar@comcast.net
PHONE:  
708-763-8554
OPEN HOURS:  
by appointment
TAGS:  
mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

Julie Weitz and Kamrooz Aram find inspiration from the endgame of Modernism, geometric patterning and Eastern traditions.  Weitz explores the embodied self and triangulation of identity using geometric forms superimposed onto photographs of yogis.  Aram explores the complicated relationship between traditional Eastern art forms and Western Modernism, specifically as related to the notion of the decorative.

Kamrooz Aram was born in Shiraz, Iran.  Aram has had solo exhibition at institutions such as LAXART, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Battat Contemporary in Montreal, and Wilkinson Gallery in London. His work has been included in international group exhibitions including roundabout, the Busan Biennale, P.S. 1/MoMA’s Greater New York, Vogt Gallery in New York, and the Prague Biennale.  Aram currently lives and works in Brooklyn.  http://www.kamroozaram.com

Julie Weitz was born in Chicago, IL. She combines drawing, painting, photography and video to visualize the inescapability of the human body through yoga and geometric abstraction. She has had solo exhibitions at William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Tempus Projects and [5]Art in Tampa, FL, as well as having her work featured in group shows at Schroeder Romereo in NYC, Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago, and the Philadelphia Photo Art Center, among others.  She has recently relocated to Los Angeles.   http://julieweitz.com/