A Place for Us Opening Reception
Please join the School of Art & Design in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduate MFA students at this exhibition opening.
A Place for Us is a collection of works establishing or re-establishing place-based identity for each of the artists. Each artist is expressing the way their bodies take up physical space and perform in the public sphere. It is these artists’ sincerest wish that each visitor to this show consider the subtleties of their own daily public performance in their everyday spaces.
The show features works by Nicole Brunel, Kathleen Patricia Durkin, Cory Imig, Christopher Jones, Rachel Lindsay-Snow, Mitchell Oliver, and Liza Sylvestre.
A Place for Us is curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, author of Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career. Bhandari is an independent curator, an adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions. She is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi (an artist residency in Ghent, New York) and the advisory boards of artfcity (an online, art-related publishing platform) and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. For the last 15 years, she was a director of Mixed Greens gallery, where she curated over 100 exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly 24 emerging to midcareer artists. Heather received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Her career began at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.
This show is made possible by the Chicago Exhibition Fund in the School of Art & Design. The artists of A Place for Us would like to extend a special thank you to the donors who made this fund possible, Herb and Lisa Murrie. Herb graduated in 1957 with a BFA in Advertising Design.