Night Telegram/Water Speak: Kate Ingold at MOSNART

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Night Telegram/Water Speak, 2009 Wool With Silk Embroidery Detail From Installation © 2009
Night Telegram/Water Speak: Kate Ingold at MOSNART
Curated by: JB Daniel

11319 S. St. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60628
October 3rd, 2009 - December 5th, 2009
Opening: October 3rd, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
Open during Opening Receptions. Otherwise artwork is visible from sidewalk.
poetry-reading, poetry, visual/poetry, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual


Night Telegram/Water Speak, an image/text installation by Kate Ingold, will be on view at MOSNART/TRANSOM through December 5, 2009.

Night Telegram/Water Speak is a solo installation within MOSNART/TRANSOM, a unique space in the historic Chicago neighborhood of Pullman. MOSNART is a transom visible to the public from the street and an interior space open to the public only during the reception and during the 36th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour, October 10 and 11. During all other times, the installation will be visible from the sidewalk only. Kate will read poems from Night Telegram/Water Speak at 6:30 p.m. on October 3, 2009.

Night Telegram/Water Speak is the newest work in an ongoing, long-term, image/text project of visual work and poems called Dream of Water. Within this project, Ingold examines issues of war, ecological destruction, commodification, the acts of disturbance and reparation, mutual ascendancy and collapse, and our response to these issues. Night Telegram/Water Speak is a site-specific installation addressing the historical relevance of the Pullman neighborhood within the context of the Dream of Water project.

Kate Ingold, 39, was born in Chicago, IL. She is the author of Dream of Water, the 2007 winner of the National Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America and a 2009 recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Finalist Award. This past summer, Ingold exhibited a number of works from Dream of Water at the Illinois State Museum-Chicago Gallery as part of the Focus 4 Exhibition, curated by Jennifer Jaskowiak. Earlier this year, Ingold exhibited at the University of Southern California’s Fisher Museum of Art, where her image/text series, 21st Century Retablo, is in the permanent collection. Kate received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Based in Chicago and New Orleans, and currently living in Oaxaca, Mexico, Kate is represented by the Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL.

MOSNART/TRANSOM is located in Pullman on the far south side of Chicago at 11319 S. St. Lawrence. MOSNART is open to the public during the opening reception ONLY and also during the Historic Pullman House Tours October 10 and 11, 2009. All other days the installation is visible through the windows only. For more information, please contact J.B. Daniel at (773) 936-9550, or Kate Ingold at