Sign up for artists Jenny Kendler, Gabriela Salazar, and Carrie Hanson for a panel dialogue checking out the intersections between creative practice, social justice, and environmentalism.
About the Artists
Carrie Hanson is a choreographer, dance educator, and founding inventive director of the Seldoms. Her function will involve the investigation and embodiment of social, political, environmental concerns, and heritage as a method of making performances that converse to much larger topics. She collaborates with artists across Chicago, designing projects with practitioners of visual arts, theater, songs and sound design and style, vogue, and architecture. In 2015, Hanson was named the Chicago Tribune’s “Chicagoan of the Year in Dance,” honored for her “brawny, brainy motion.” Time Out Chicago known as her operate in an outdoor pool, Big Deal with, one particular of the “best dance times of the earlier decade.” Her 2015 get the job done about the determine of Lyndon B. Johnson, Energy Goes—which was commissioned by the Museum of Present-day Art, Chicago—received a National Performance Network Generation Fund and an NEFA Countrywide Dance Undertaking Award, and toured to 10 U.S. venues, web hosting community associates as on-phase performers by using a workshop entitled “Bodies on the Gears.”
She has acquired commissions from Texas Undertaking Arts, the Morton Arboretum, and the National Theater of Mannheim, Germany, and was a resident artist at the National Centre for Choreography at Akron. She teaches at the Dance Heart of Columbia Faculty Chicago, and in fall 2019 was an Interdisciplinary artist-in-home at the College of Wisconsin-Madison. Hanson has received two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, a Ruth Web site Award, was a Chicago Dancemaker’s Discussion board Lab Artist and a single of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2012. The Chicago Tribune has called Hanson “among the a lot more fascinating and surefooted of our present-day choreographers.”
Jenny Kendler is an interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, naturalist, and wild forager who life in Chicago and a variety of forests. Because 2014 she has been the first artist-in-residence with the Organic Means Protection Council (NRDC). Kendler is board co-chair for the artist residency ACRE and sits on the fundraising committee of the board of 350.org, an intercontinental local climate alter group. She is also art coordinator for Extinction Riot Chicago and a member of the artwork collective Deep Time Chicago. Kendler holds a MFA from the School of the Artwork Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been commissioned to develop environmentally engaged general public art tasks for spots this kind of as Chicago’s Millennium Park for the Artwork Institute of Chicago, the Lincoln Park Conservatory fern room for Experimental Seem Studio, the Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago’s 606 elevated trail, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Louisville Riverwalk, a distant desert in Arizona, and a tropical forest in Costa Rica.
Gabriela Salazar is a New York-centered artist who generates sculptures, drawings, and web page-responsive interventions. Reflecting on her follow and its relationship to the crafted environment and unpredictable forces like mother nature and time, Salazar states “Ultimately, the work reframes how we are afflicted by the alterations in what we develop. I use discovered products and websites, engaging in wordplay, psychogeography, and phenomenology to carry out new associations in between the discovered, the altered, and the made.” Salazar’s work has been demonstrated in solo and group exhibitions at venues such as NURTUREart, Brooklyn Tompkins Assignments, Brooklyn El Museo del Barrio, New York Management Area, Los Angeles and the Heart on Modern day Artwork, Seattle. Salazar has taken aspect in residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan School of Portray & Sculpture, and the Drawing Centre. Her work has been showcased by the New York Instances, the New Yorker, Hyperallergic, WNYC, and PBS.
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