1. June 2011 16:02
In the words of Ted Lange, “Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic instruments for storytelling.” Following in this tradition of the narrative and storytelling Robert Bills Contemporary will host the opening of a new group exhibition titled Narration: Contemporary forms of Story Telling. I’m interested to see what type of storytelling will be unveiled this Friday. What contemporary stories will we encounter and how will this group challenge this saturated subject?
The exhibition includes work by recent graduates Hao Ni, Aliza Lelah and Karissa Lang. Included is a wide array of sculpture, fiber pieces and photographs. Each piece is notable for a captivating, haunting quality that contributes to the visual dialogue between the three artists.
The sculptures include empty and decaying houses made out of eroded wood scraps while the fiber pieces represent strange and awkward personages. The black and white photos are found images with the faces bleached out by a flash that leaves an eerie void for the imagination to fill. Who was this person? Why is he absent? What’s the story here? Hopefully these questions can be answered during the opening and beyond.
The show opens June 3 and lasts through July 5th so make sure you don’t miss it!
Robert Bills Contemporary
222 North Desplaines St.
Chicago IL 60661
Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm