Jennifer Reeder’s new film and sculpture, Tears Cannot Restore Here: Therefore I Weep, opens at Andrew Rafacz on Saturday, Nov. 6. There will be a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be up until December 18, 2010. Reeder had work included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial (Nevermind). Her art explores relationships, gender and identity in our post-post-modern world. She has not had a solo gallery exhibit since 2003. Tears Cannot Restore Here: Therefore I Weep, shows a female sign language interpreter translating a science class for the deaf. At the same time she is distraught over the end of a love affair and as a consequence begins to mistranslate. This is the first time Reeder has included sculptures in one of her projects. Reeder is a native of Chicago and still lives and works in the city.
A solo exhibition of the work of Gina Pellón opens tonight (Nov. 5, 2010) at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., in Coral Gables, FL. Yes, it is short notice but I have been remiss in checking my Mapanare email address, which is where most of the art press releases go. There is an open reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Pellón, a Cuban artist, will show 50 of her works and is travelling from Paris to be at the premiere. You can meet the artist. If you are not able to attend the exhibition will be up until December 15. The exhibition has a 36 page catalog as an accompaniment. For more information call 305-461-1050 .
Wicker Woman by Jennifer Bisbing
Imagine:Observe, a group exhibit of photography Jennifer Bisbing, Michael E Smith, and video poems by Tasan Hardy, sponsored by Community TV Network. Wicker Women is to be a community-based photop book (complete with memoirs), co-authored by Bisbing, a photographer and writer. The video poems of Tasana Hardy will also be presented.
Acme Art Works, 2215 West North Ave. in ChicagoGallery Hours
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
12 - 5 PM
Poetry First Friday
7 - 9 PM free event all ages