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editions and more
January 29 to March 12, 2016
In Gallery 2
NEUTRAL MASK | images
curated by Annie Cottrell Tron
Em Kettner, Andy Moore, Oriana Weich
Mask features ceramic masks by Em Kettner,
artist books and works on paper by Andy Moore,
and watercolor and pencil works on paper by Oriana Weich.
Like the expressionless “neutral mask” worn by actors
and actresses in training, Kettner, Moore, and Weich’s
work explores subjectivity and affect. Coy, mysterious, uncool
and playful, works on view in Neutral Mask complicate
readings of both their meaning and intent. The exhibition opens
on Friday, January 29, 5 to 8pm and runs through March
Kettner is an artist and writer living in Chicago
whose work has been shown at various loactions across Chicago
and Philadelphia. Kettner received a BFA from the University
of Arts in Philadelphia and a MFA from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago.
Moore (b. 1970, Racine, WI) recently decided to just
make art books for the rest of his life. His work has been
shown at Dogmatic/Butchershop, TBA Space, Western Exhibitions,
all in Chicago and his 2010 solo ahow at Gallery 400 was reviewed
in the Chicago Tribune and Artslant. New
City called him the "best new artist book artist"
in 2012. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute
of Chicago and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Moore lives and works in Chicago.
Weich (b. 1980 Jerusalem) has been shown in Chicago
and in Israel. She earned her M.F.A from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago and her B.F.A from Bezalel Academy of Art
and Design, Jerusalem.
Kettner. Red Peter, 2015. ceramic, 2 x 3 x 1 in