Artist Liz McCarthy and art historian Chris Reeves will discuss McCarthy's exhibition "Comprised Of," currently on view at 062. This conversation will consider how material and form intersect with human desire and performativity.
Liz McCarthy is a Chicago-based artist combining ceramics with other mediums to explore the thematics of clay material and how it mediates human collectivity. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Studio Art and her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Photography. She was named a “Chicago Break Out Artist” in 2017 by NewCity Magazine, and her mix of performance, sculpture, and installation have been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles; ExGirlfriend in Berlin; and numerous Chicago galleries. Currently she acts as Founding Director of the GnarWare Workshop ceramics school, and is Faculty in Ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chris Reeves is a Chicago based research creator, artist, and a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he coordinated “Expanded Art History for Plants,” a series of pedagogical and performance experiments in the UIC Greenhouse. He runs (with Curtis Miller) Flatland, an experimental project space in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood. His artwork has been shown all over: a few times in Europe, a few times in the happening US coastal cities, & many times in various spots in the Midwest. In 2020, Soberscove Press released his first book (co-edited with Aaron Walker) “The World’s Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia.” He is currently working on “Playing Music Badly in Public,” his second book that looks at the value and joy of playing music without knowing how.
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