Winter Thicket at DEMO Project

Leaning, shooting, bedded, staked, staying.  Drooping, reclining, pitched, and placed.  Sloping, jutting, braced. Holding, heaped.  Planted and spread.

Aimee Beaubien’s photographic practice takes shape in inventive forms.  Patterns captured from the natural world, museum exhibits, and daily life are printed, cut, and reassembled into wildly colored sculptural works, incorporating and overtaking domestic objects such as vases, jugs, and brightly painted furniture.  For DEMO Project, Beaubien constructs a site-specific sculptural installation reaching from floor to ceiling.   The visual and temporal entanglements presented by this work provoke a series of experiential shifts between visual representation and physical encounter. Winter Thicket is a vibrant meditation on the intimate intersections between sculptural and photographic practices.

Aimée Beaubien is an artist living and working in Chicago.  Her sculptural, photo based collages explore collapses in time, space, and place, while playfully engaging the complexities of visual perception.  Solo exhibitions include shows at Johalla Projects, Chicago; TWIN KITTENS, Atlanta, GA; The Cliff Dwellers and Gallery Uno, Chicago; Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago; Marvelli Gallery, NY.  Group exhibitions include Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; galerie obqo, Berlin, Germany; UCRC Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA; Art Exhibition Link, Bremen, Germany, and Castello di S. Severa, Italy; Carl Hammer Gallery and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago.  Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, Art on Paper, and Art Papers.  Beaubien is Assistant Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Winter Thicket opens at DEMO Project on Friday, June 12, from 6:00-8:30pm. The exhibition runs through Sunday, July 4. DEMO is open each Saturday from 1:00-4:00, and is available by appointment (DEMO Project will be closed on July 4 for the holiday, but will schedule appointments that day as needed).