Cuttings: Aimée Beaubien
May 22-July 7, 2017, Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3 5-7:30 pm
Platform, 904 Sherman, Evanston, IL 60202
Gallery Hours: by appointment; 773.383.9197, platform904.com
Platform is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the work titled Cuttings. Beaubien’s sculptural, photo based collages explore collapses in time, space, and place, while playfully engaging the complexities of visual perception. In Cuttings, botanical life is drawn in the illusory space of photographic representation, or drawn with scissors. Bold leaf shapes and twisting ribbons of color entwine, dangle, cluster and creep. Beaubien’s photographs are cut into colorful shapes that interweave, encircle, and hang; trail in ribbon-like shreds; and become wild ornamental outgrowths.
Beaubien’s Cuttings are representational of gardens. This makeshift garden is constructed through processes of translation, revision, cutting and reassembling, reflecting the temporal complexity of the garden, and of the photographic encounter.
AIMÉE BEAUBIEN is an artist living and working in Chicago.. Solo exhibitions include shows at DEMO Projects, Springfield; Johalla Projects, Chicago; TWIN KITTENS, Atlanta, GA; Gallery Uno, Chicago; Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago; Marvelli Gallery, NY, BOX 13 Artspace, Houston, TX. Two-person and group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI; Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL; Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; 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.
Platform, Evanston, IL: Platform is a foundation for the unconstrained creative vision of Justine Bianco and Maggie Meiners. It is a shared studio with a small project space to exhibit BIG ideas. Platform is not a conventional gallery, but rather, an exhibition space in which artists have creative license to get adventurous. Platform encourages collectors, enthusiasts and all others to assemble, see art, talk about art, and share their thoughts generously.