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Interplay Opening Reception
What exists in the space between artists working in proximity? In Interplay, Dara Schuman, Fawn Penn, and Zoe Minzenberger’s work converses with one another outside of the confines of the studio. For the past three years, they have been working alongside each other, sharing tools, ideas, meals, all while developing personal practice.
Interplay prompts the questions, how have small acts of support cultivated a creative environment between artists? What type of space for individual exploration does that preserve? Motifs of home, cityscapes, and urban experience inadvertently cross pollinate between each practice. This show challenges viewers to imagine the potential of tangential influence that your coworkers and friends have on your own practices and mindsets.
Dara is inspired by her everyday world that sprawls around her, living in a highrise in Chicago. Schuman aims to embody the city’s structure with a touch of fantasy.
Fawn’s work encompasses the habits of moving through an urban landscape. Time spent in transit became a place of self reflection and processing. Their work shows quiet moments amongst the chaos.
Zoe’s work explores architectural details that capture them during their daily bike commute around the city. Zoe documents cast relief and masonry details influenced by growing up in a two flat in Rogers Park, Chicago.