Object Permanence | 2015 Artist in Residence Showcase: Jul 24 – Aug 16
Object Permanence | 2015 Artists in Residence Showcase
Lillstreet Art Center hosts residents from the far reaches of the United States. The residency offers teaching opportunities, studio space, and access to materials and instruction in new media. Here, emerging artists come together to focus on separate practices and to share wisdom and ideas across a wide array of disciplines: ceramic to digital, painting to textiles, metal work to community arts. Residents also engage the Lillstreet community by taking and teaching classes and the greater Chicago community through Lillstreet’s not-for-profit sister organization ArtReach. Like Lillstreet, the 2014-15 Artists-in-Residence work exemplifies these principles. Although they experimented separately, when viewed together, their work forms a broader visual conversation. Illustrated by parallel columns, the residents explore themes of color, form, and space, and the transformation of expected reality into unique objects and experiences.