GALLERY HOURS by appointment

Bobbi Meier
Strange Etiquette
January 17, 2020 – February 1, 2020

STRANGE ETIQUETTE is a special exhibition with Chicago-based artist Bobbi Meier. The collaboration features Meier's "sensuous, slightly frightening, and grotesquely humorous" sculptures and drawings, presented in a surreal environment fashioned by salonlb. in response to the work. The menagerie of whimsical objects and nostalgic vignettes subvert expected customs of form and function, transporting visitors into a realm of distortedly vintage spectacle. The opening reception features two, not-to-be-missed performance pieces by Meier in collaboration with contemporary dancer Iris Parke, followed by a live auction conducted by Nicole Kawell.

Exhibition Photography: Iron + HoneyEvent
Photography and Videography: Donna Neddo,Jarron Boger
Bobbi Meier is a Chicago-based visual artist working in sculpture, drawing, photography, 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 in to 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/IndustryProgram, 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, The International Museum of Surgical Science, to name a few. She earned her MA in Art Education (2000), and MFA in Fiber and Material Studies (2011), from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.