A SHOW BY AGNIESZKA KULON
SECOND FLOOR EXHIBITION SPACE
OPEN TO PUBLIC: JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 10
OFFICIAL OPENING: 3RDFRIDAY JANUARY 20
I am grateful to be back at Zhou B Art Center and share my work in fashion design and video montage. In many ways, I consider the show “White Seam” to be retrospective of my collaboration and fascination with the color white. The show, made of several fashion and video installations, is connected by this color. Fabrics, in their raw state, before being processed or altered for production, are usually white. In this way, the very structure of material has the connotation of beginnings and unadulterated meanings. This literal blank canvas allows one to start a unique journey.
I invited other artists to support this experimental installation by creating additional elements to this idea:
Sculptural Painting: InJung Oh
Video: Edyta Stepien
Soundscape: Addison Porter
Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Agnieszka Kulon is a fashion designer and a photographer based in Chicago.
Her clothing line, kreatia, is based on the premise of creating distinctive and original garments. Agnieszka pays particular attention to details and the nuances that given fabrics present to her.
Her work has been shown in many venues in Chicago, i.e. the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Merchandise Mart, Polish Museum of America, Rosemont Theater, Chicago Cultural Center and Zhou B Art Center, as well as across at the United States at Joan Mondale Gallery in Minneapolis and the Sixth Biennial International Exhibition in Palos Verde Art Center in California. More of her work can be found at www.kreatia.com.
As an artist, Edyta Stepien explores urban landscape and our relationship to it. She is interested in blurring the boundaries between what is synthetic and what is natural and what is real and what is constructed by using the urban landscape as her main inspiration. Hybrid Spaces is such a video installation. Fragmented landscapes, natural and constructed, appear and disappear throughout the given space. Illuminated images and sculptural elements, activated in a random pattern, create an ever-changing and unexpected narrative. More of her work can be found at www.edytastepien.com.
I am very happy to announce the debut of young artist, Addison Porter:
Addison Porter is a sound artist and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Sample manipulation, jazz-inspired guitar playing as well as lo-fi timbres are some characteristics of her current work. Porter is currently finishing a debut EP and studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Please visit www.addisonporter.com for more.
Canvas sculptural painting is process-based art experimentation of new materials and means of display. The process uses a series of canvas studies to investigate the possibilities of freezing transitory moments between stillness and movement in painting and sculpture. Visually captivating forms grow and develop, unconsciously merging the East and the West and the Body together. For more information, please visit her website: www.injungoh.com.