Seerveld Gallery presents exhibit by Allison Wade - Photogallery
Balance and tension are critical themes for Chicago-based artist Allison Wade, who is presenting her exhibit “you and you and you” at Trinity’s Seerveld Gallery until Feb. 29.
Incorporating hand-made and found objects, some of the artwork looks different from different angles, such as appearing two dimensional from one side but three dimensional from another. Several pieces also incorporate her interest in weaving as an art form. Wade, who is a lecturer in the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, has an MFA in fiber and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She cites contemporary fiber artist Sheila Hicks as an inspiration, as well as a recent trip to New Mexico where she studied traditional Navajo weavings. The weaving looms themselves are incorporated into some of her artwork. “They can’t be taken off the loom, or they fall apart,” she said.
Wade says the exhibit’s name reflects the “U” and the “C” shapes that appear in many of the works. “‘You’ is also non-specific, but specific at the same time,” she said.
The Seerveld Gallery is located in the Art and Communication Center at Trinity and is open Monday-Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm, and Friday from 11 am to 2 pm.