Structures Manifest queries the material and aesthetic qualities of these artists’ works as they grapple with the theme of power through the unique lenses of their experiences and backgrounds. Working across mediums such as photography, sculpture, and installation these exhibiting artists articulate the complexities of identifying, confronting, repositioning, and reclaiming power vis a vis the structure and materiality of their works.
Art objects move to the fore, and viewers are encouraged to start their thinking with the object first before further parsing out the power structures that are being implicated in each piece. These artist’s narratives are diverse and their work makes these explorations of the ways in which notions of power inform narrative creation, politics, social relations, identity, and gender performativity are made tangible and accessible to the viewer.
Featuring the work of artists:
Kearra Gopee, Eli Gold, eduardo restrepo castaño, and Anne Yafi
ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL)
August 3-13, 2018