Last chance to catch SAIC MFA Painting & Drawing work by Kittisak Chontong at Comfort Station!
Exhibition Dates: March 7th – March 29th
Curated by Olivia Junell
A Gathering brings four 2014 ACRE residents together in the month of March to display new works created in the aftermath of their ACRE residency: Kittisak Chontong, Jason Friedes, Jaclyn Jacunski, and Celeste Neuhaus. These artists, none of whom were in residence at the same time, represent the wide scope of ACRE residents, each exploring vastly different topics through diverse material and performative practices.
Whenever works are juxtaposed in a space, connections and threads begin to loosely form and un-form. Artist Lorraine Leeson once put forth that a definition of art might be the “gathering of ideas, people, or things together and holding them together for awhile.” This act of gathering can be found within many of the works presented in this exhibition. However, rather than establishing “gathering” as the applied theme though, it serves more as an invitation: as a visitor, you are invited to gather with these artists and art works, taking them each in individually and weaving your own series of connections or disconnections.