Collection: RNDD FALL GALLERY WALK 2021: Eggersmann Showroom Collection

This installation features three artists who have process-based practices that use material as an access point and mechanism, especially through the material manipulation and Intersection of traditional "craft"genres, to investigate themes of nostalgia and identity.

This installation is on display at the Eggersmann Kitchen Home Living Gallery (300 W Hubbard St 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60654) from September 10, 2021 - October 11, 2021

Featured Artists:

Bobbi Meier: Bobbi Meier is a Chicago-based visual artist working in drawing, photography, sculpture, and installation. Producing work that is sensuous, slightly frightening, and grotesquely humorous has become a means to engage discomfort and anger with situations that cannot be changed. Life's frustrations and the human condition are embedded into her abstract sculptures, drawings, and installations through juxtaposition of delicate and aggressive material manipulation. Ms. Meier has been awarded residencies at The John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, The Ragdale Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist's Residency, Anderson Ranch, and Sanskriti-Kendra in New Delhi. Her work has been exhibited widely in the Chicagoland area, including The Hyde Park Art Center, Roots & Culture Gallery, and The International Museum of Surgical Science, to name a few. She earned her MA in Art Eduction (2000) and MFA in Fiber and Material Studies (2011) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Emily Shopp: Using print and collage with organic imagery, I construct thoughtful visual spaces. Drawing from my experience with anxiety, I am interested in our psychological relationship with the natural environment. I experience calm through immersion in nature and the collection of organic materials. Variation, repetition, and layering of delicate natural line work with semi-transparent paper creates converging lines and shapes that culminate in endless pathways for the eye and mind to follow. The nature of these compositions requires close, quiet consideration. By harnessing the calming effect of natural objects and environments, I invite the viewer in to an intimate meditative space.

Mia Weiner: Mia Weiner is an artist based in New York and Chicago and is pursuing her MFA in Fiber & Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. As I navigate myself in relation to the world around me, I see the body, in its flawed, innately intimate and personal nature as an apt metaphor for our shortcomings, limits, boundaries, and need for connection. Using the familiarity and tactility of cloth, I bring attention to our relationships and how our identities are constructed and create conversation about how we co-inhabit. I stitch, knot, and weave intimate declarations that explore both togetherness and attachment as well as identity and gender.

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  • Everything Was Going So Well (Ivory Rust)
    Everything Was Going So Well (Ivory Rust)
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