From paper and paste to hip hop samples and glitching, collage is a long-standing strategy for exploring, exploiting, and reordering visual and sensory culture. Collage has appeared in wildly distinct forms across all the major art and culture movements of the 20th and 21st century, from surrealism to riot grrrl to net art. This exhibition is open to femme artists of all genders working across all disciplines, with a specific emphasis on video, sound, and works on paper.
**Works in all media are welcome.
The application fee for WMG's juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work with addition of one detail view per work, if needed. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver to: email@example.com. We prefer recent art, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Applicants should submit an artist’s statement of max. 250 words, explaining how their work relates to the exhibition’s themes. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.
Jurors: Ruby Thorkelson
Ruby Thorkelson is an artist based in Chicago. Her work is an experiment in translating fantasy to reality, and she is fueled by anger, desire, and magic. Through drawing, collage, and object-making, she investigates the stimulating, banal, and often infrastructural as sites of power and exchange: nightclubs, domestic appliances, google image search results, broadcast news, brutalist architecture, sex.
Thorkelson graduated in 2016 with an MFA from SAIC, and has shown work at Chicago venues including Hyde Park Art Center, ACRE, EXPO, Roman Susan, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Woman Made Gallery, and Plaines Project, with a forthcoming two-person exhibition at Roots & Culture in Chicago. In 2016 she completed a residency at Ox-Bow in Michigan and was a 2015 resident at ACRE in Wisconsin. In 2015 she was part of the 6-person collective that produced Build Presence: A Movement Supportive Happening for Racial Justice at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Home Theater Festival, and Woman Made Gallery. She also plays music in Chicago band Lezurrexion and teaches in the Liberal Arts department at SAIC. For more information visit http://www.rubyt.net
- EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 21, 2017
- FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 7, 2017
- NOTIFICATIONS: WEEK OF JULY 31, 2017
Exhibition Description: Invitation to all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.
**Works in all media are welcome.
The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement detailing how their work relates to the exhibition’s themes. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.
About the Juror: Sharmyn Cruz Rivera
Sharmyn Cruz Rivera is a Puerto Rican curator based in Chicago whose practice examines the intermedial qualities of sound art, contemporary dance, installation, and performance art. Her interest and research depart from meditations on human geography, radical manifestations of identity and methodologies of collaboration. She holds an MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a dual BA in Art History and Modern Languages from the University of Puerto Rico. Cruz Rivera has held positions at El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, (San Juan, PR), THE MISSION (Chicago, IL) and Lampo (Chicago, IL) and currently works as an independent curator. Recent projects include INSIDE VOICE: a sound art program at Threewalls and La Vista: mamihlapinatapai at The Franklin. She was a 2015-2016 HATCH Projects Curatorial Resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition where she curated for no space, Exhaustion and Exuberance and Fiction Within. She is a recipient of the 2017 Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Curatorial Fellowship. For more information visit http://sharmyncruzrivera.com