Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Solos

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Spatial Drawings, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist and Evanston Art Center
Departing From the Rules of Harmony © Courtesy of the artist and Evanston Art Center
Tarble2 © Courtesy of the artist and Evanston Art Center
Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Solos
Curated by: Shannon Stratton

Center for the Visual Arts
1717 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201
February 24th, 2013 - April 7th, 2013
Opening: February 24th, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mon-Thurs 9am-10pm; Fri 9am-6pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
installation, sculpture


Scott Carter

For this exhibition, Scott will present a site-specific installation in the Evanston Art Center’s octagonal gallery that references his background as a musician and artist/builder.

Stephen Cartwright

Every hour since noon on June 21, 1999 Stephen Cartwright has recorded the exact latitude, longitude and elevation of his position on the earth with a handheld GPS. His records now include more than 115,000 hourly recordings that span several continents and include some 40,000 miles travelled by bicycle. Cartwright creates multi-dimensional maps and objects from the collected data and offers a unique perspective of one person’s transit through life. For this exhibition, Cartwright’s installation demonstrates that visualizations can be more than just an illustration of the data—they can create new forms and topographies.

Emily Hermant

Emily’s artistic practice has evolved from creating work that utilizes textile materials and processes which resonate with the history of women’s labor, emphasizing their softness and malleability. In applying a “soft,” “delicate” sensibility to hard, structural materials, her current work explores the boundaries often associated with “gendered” work. How drawn lines unfold in space and how to draw in space and with space in surround of the viewer, are all of interest to this artist. In this exhibition, Emily will show pieces from one of her most recent bodies of work, Spatial Drawings (2012). The often large-scale sculptures are made of interconnected, hand-bent, solid hardwood planks whose curves and twists create “drawings” in three-dimensional space. Occasional studio objects like clamps, serving as physical support, highlight the temporary nature of the work. In their malleability and suggestion of possible angles, contortions and potential corporeal energies, these stationary works of art can be seen as a performance.