• Group Format: Closing reception at the Uptown Arts Center on Saturday, November 22 from 7-10 pm

    In November, the artists of Group Format will be creating a show, also called “Group Format”, at the Uptown Arts Center.

    Group Format members:

    Bradley Carter
    Kyle Schlie
    Laura Wetter
    Mari Lamp
    Nikolas Burkhart
    Seth Hunter
    Snow Yunxue Fu

    Our task is to each write a personal ten-year plan. Making a plan can be seen as an act of hubris but, considering the sensibility of our group, I think it’s something else in this case. Most of us aren’t interested in being audacious, but there is always a certain level of presumption involved in making commitments and we are interested in making commitments. So what then, if not hubris? Sharing our aspirations with each other is an exercise in vulnerability, an act of relational submission, and a statement of faith. These are the affirmative terms upon which we, together, take on the task of engaging the most critical of practices: art making. This exhibition will itself be a manifestation of discovering what it is to make art in communion with others.

    The Open Gallery hours will be times when the members of the group meet in the space to further the work of the show- creation, discussion, and decision-making. Visitors are welcome at those times. Over time, an evolution of artifacts will build up in the space and bear witness to the show and our community.

    Group Format was established in 2013 and gathers on a bi-weekly basis for the purpose of critiquing the artwork of one or more of its members.

    Uptown Arts Center
    The Preston Bradley Center
    941 W Lawrence Ave, 4th floor

    Open Gallery Hours:
    Sunday, November 9, 2-5 pm
    Saturday, November 15, 2-5 pm

    Closing Reception:
    Saturday, November 22, 7-10 pm

  • Open Studios, Uptown Arts Center, October 11 from 5-9 pm

    In conjunction with Chicago Artists Month, our studios will be open to the public. I will have some new and in-process work on display in my studio, please stop by! I am located in Studio 1 on the 4th floor of the Preston Bradley Center.

  • A City to Wear: A Survey Show on Contemporary Chicago Paintings, 09/19 - 10/13

    I am excited to have two paintings in A City to Wear: A Survey Show on Contemporary Paintings, now on view at the Research House for Asian Art. The show, curated by Snow Yunxue Fu and Summer Xiao Han, features work by artists that is specific to the medium of painting and the location of Chicago. The gallery, located at 3217 S. Morgan St, will be open from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 and on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11.

  • MPSTN Gallery Main Space and Edition

    My exhibition Personal Growth, which consisted of a series of three paintings, was featured in the MPSTN main space in July 2014, in conjunction with an edition of 10 works on paper. You can view the work at the MPSTN website. The edition Something like transcendence is available for purchase through MPSTN.