"A History-shaped Hole in the Universe tracks the schism between perception and reality, between expectation and outcome, hinting at the simultaneous loss and possibility entangled with this laden encounter. Featuring the work of Mara Baker, Hannah Barco, Nina Barnett, Cherith Lundin, Regina Mamou, and Adam Liam Rose, A History-shaped Hole embraces the rabbit hole, the chasm, the clearing, the void, the leap, the drop. It foregrounds the histories onto which each artist is tethered on the sojourn, individually and together: years of water washing up against rock, again and again; a strand of hair crushed into diamond; a formative experience forgotten, then remembered; a view seen everyday, seen anew. At the same time, marking the culmination of the artists’ yearlong HATCH Projects residency, the exhibition celebrates a parallel mode of working within each artists’ individual studio practice and throughout the shared experience of the residency program to tumble head first down the hole." —Curated by Jeannette Tremblay.
The group exhibition A History-shaped Hole in the Universe is opening on February 6, 2015, and runs through February 26, 2015. The Chicago Artists' Coalition is located at 217 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607.