Alex Chitty alters found images and objects in sculptural and photographic arrangements that play on expectations of functionality and a sense of the familiar. From January 22 to February 21, 2015, Unison's Wicker Park store will serve as a temporary site for material experiments that parallel ongoing ideas in the artist's studio practice. Alex has selected domestic goods from Unison's spring collection to alter, deconstruct, and reinstall in new compositions that reference, but are removed from, their original utility.
Alex Chitty's work will be on view and for sale at Unison Home, 1911 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL through February 21, 2015.
In 2014 I was one of three artists selected for a six-month Studio Fellowship at Spudnik Press in Chicago, IL. The focus of my project was to make three new artist book editions. DOUBLE//CROSSED, the opening reception for our work will be Saturday, January 17th, 6-9 pm at Spudnik Press.
Another print exhibition, Chasing Posada! A Macabre Populist in the City will be opening the same night. It's sure to be a visual feast. Hope to see you there!