Started by artist Sabina Ott in 2011, Terrain Exhibitions is a series of site specific installations all around the world on artist’s porches, balconies, and lawns. On August 23rd, the 2nd Terrain Biennial block party took place in Oak Park, IL and other locations around the country. The following images are just a little snippet from the event in the different Oak Park Locations.
Our photos from Expo Chicago are on Sixty Inches from Center but we also wanted to show more of the art festivals that blossomed around the city last month. Edition was the first official satellite festival that sprouted from Expo at Chicago Artist Coalition in the west loop. We caught up with Angela and Maria of Abryant Gallery, Johnathan of Menneken Press and the TV-famous Robert Brunier. We also encountered the Community Supported Art that Threewalls started by borrowing an idea that farmers have used for years.
The ground floor of an old factory on Cermak was the site of another sprouting art fair called Fountain. We found Diana’s old classmate, Corey Hagber, of Fatherless and colleague, Zach Mory of Frozen Charlotte Press. We also crossed paths with Tempestt Hazel, curator of Diana’s latest installation at The Salon Series. The resourceful and organic nature of that piece really feels serendipitous with the way our creative ecosystem came alive this weekend.
Robert Burnier is a Chicago painter and sculptor. He received a Computer Science and Systems Programing degree from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. In the last seven years he has shown at the MDW Art Fair, the 21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, the 12th Anniversary show at Heaven Gallery, amongst others. He’s also been a resident at the Ragdale Foundation and works as a Department Specialist at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently pursuing a Painting and Drawing Post-Baccalaureate at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Robert’s 3D and mixed media work will be displayed on the Second floor in building C, across from the Student Union. This exhibit is open and free to the public.
Morton College is located at 3801 S. Central Ave. Cicero, IL 60804
Curated by Diana Gabriel