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Variety of works on view
in three exhibitions at I space
Mitchell, U. of I. News Bureau arts writer
Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator 312-587-9976
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still of work by Galina Shevchanko.
— Collaborative paintings, photographs, drawings and installation
are part of the rich mix of work on view in three exhibitions March
3 through April 1 at I space,
the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
• “Galina Shevchenko: Drawings and Installation” features
drawings and animated videos of drawings, along with an installation/video
projection in the gallery’s atrium. Born in Moscow, Shevchenko
is now based in Chicago, where she frequently exhibits her paintings,
prints and videos and sometimes performs as a VJ.
• “Team SHaG” is a collaborative exhibition of work
by New York artists David Humphrey, Elliott Green and Amy Sillman. Taking
their cue from Surrealist artists Andre Breton and Paul Eluard, the
artists create what they call “team paintings.” One artist
begins the work, then passes it along to the other two to complete.
The exhibition features a series of six oil-on-canvas paintings and
10 mixed media works on paper, in which the artists traded roles of
beginning, middle and end collaborator.
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of the collaborative paintings by New York artists
David Humphrey, Elliott Green and Amy Sillman, "Team
Klapstock: Photography” showcases 24 images from the Toronto-based
artist’s “Threshold” series. The photographs depict
glimpses of backyard scenes or privates spaces framed by boundaries
such as fences and walls. Klapstock says the images, with opposing depths
of field, translate as color fields interrupted by fragments of sharply
focused views, revealing scenes existing only in photographic form.
An opening reception is scheduled to take place from 5-7 p.m. on March
3 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago.
I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.