The Wright Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Laura Davis as this year’s Ginsberg Family Artist-in-Residence. The Ginsberg Family Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 2003 with a gift from Stuart Ginsberg’82 and his wife, Lisa, in order to bring distinguished artists to campus to teach, conduct workshops, and perform or exhibit works. Fearful Asymmetries is a selection of current work by Laura will open this week at the museum.
Laura is a Chicago-based artist, whose work examines the intersection of craft, design, and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context through sculpture, drawing, and installation.
Recently she has had solo exhibits at the Chicago Cultural Center, threewalls, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and the Chicago Artists Coalition and has been in group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hyde Park Art Center. Her work has been written about in Art in America, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Art 21 Blog, Art Slant, and Newcity.
Davis received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1996 and teaches in the department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Thrown Muse, 2015. Plaster, foam, steel, paint, artists’ discarded hair and clothes, July 4, 1987 issue of Melody Maker, lyrics from the Cure xeroxed and cut out by the artist as an adolescent.
Laura’s residency runs from Feb. 20-24, and her exhibition will be on view through March 26. Please stop by during the installation process, and join us Thursday, Feb. 23 for a gallery talk by the artist at 4:30 p.m.