Sapar Contemporary (New York City) presenting a Chicago-centric booth at Expo Chicago 2019. The booth features work by Jessica Campbell and Zsofia Schweger. The former is based in Chicago whole the latter's work references Chicago
architecture, with specific nods to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Campbell's unmistakable work uses something we tend to walk on as her medium--rugs.
"I was attracted to Jessica’s work because of the very original technique of collaged carpet that she uses and how it is fused with her subject matter," says Nina v K Levent, Ph.D., CEO of Sapar Contemporary Gallery."I admire her humor, matter of factness, her ability to engage with issues around art and non-art, women’s work and artist’s labor, high and low cultures, domestic and public."
Campbell's work is unmistakable not just in her choice of medium but in style. The works are sly, imaginative and with their own distinct style. Always read the titles of her pieces.
Campbell is a humorist and cartoonist which is part of what informs her carpet "tapestries." Find out more HERE.
Megaphoning (2016), Dried Flower Still Life (2019) and Christmas Cactus (2019) by Jessica Campbell
"The inspiration really come from Zsofia..." says Levent. "We arranged for her to visit Chicago’s libraries as she was in the midst of working on her libraries series, what happened instead is that she researched FLW’s space in Chicago."
Schweger currently lives and works in London. She is a graduate of Wellesley College (Boston) and holds an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art (London). Find out more HERE.
This is the gallery's third time exhibiting at Expo Chicago.
"It is definitely a fair that is important for our calendar, and we look forward to it each year. We have placed important works by our artist’s in institutional collections here. The fair gives me a chance to reconnect with curators in the region, Chicago’s collectors. There is always something amazing happening is conjunction with the fair." says Levent. "This year my dear friend Emilia Kabakov is opening a Chicago edition of the Sip of Tolerance, which I am looking forward to seeing. Beth Rudin de Woody and Lara Dvorkin are showing the works by African Diaspora artists, another exhibition I look forward to seeing."