Ps & Qs
Ps &Qs is an exhibition of work by seven American artists making formal, non-objective work in painting, sculpture and photography. Curated by Shannon Stratton and Jeff M. Ward, P’s & Q’s showcases how this group of artists explore enduring concerns with formalism through the arrangement of material, color and shape.
Artists Todd Chilton (Chicago), Pete Fagundo (Evanston), Carrie Gundersdorf (Chicago), Katy Heinlein (Houston), Jessica Labatte (Chicago), Andrea Myers (Chicago) and Tessa Windt (Phoenix) all work formally, producing work that is notable for its materiality. Conjuring a firm, optimistic agency in their application of both their materials (fabric, foam, discarded furniture, pencil and paint) as well as an evident hand (draping, dripping, stitching), they work in the service of an up front and open formalism, confidently considering the possibility of a truthful object.