Ginger Krebs: choreographer and visual artist

Restless Leg
September 6 - October 19, 2019
opening reception Friday September 6, 6-9 pm
Bert Green Fine Art
8 S Michigan Ave Suite 620
Chicago IL 60603
free and open to the public Friday and Saturday 12 - 5, and Monday - Saturday by appointment

Faculty Projects
August 27 - October 19, 2019
opening reception Friday, September 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
33 S. State St., 7th floor
free and open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

The sculptures in the Restless Leg and Faculty Projects exhibitions probe matters of truth. A number of the objects were made by adhering layer upon layer of paper or other materials, sanding the topography smooth, and ultimately slicing vertically through the composite – to reveal what looks like a cross-sectional view of geological strata or muscle tissue. Lately our society seems to be suffering from profound perceptual confusion between surface and depth. I want to question the presumption that interiority aligns with truth – that revealing what's inside provides “evidence” of what’s “actual.”
The sculptures also imagine how waste might attain the kind of structural integrity that humans have so far sourced mostly from the natural world. Some of them resemble compacted trash, futuristic tissues or Anthropocene geodes. They suggest that distinctions between food, flesh, garbage and poop may be blurring, as plastic infiltrates everything, and that nourishment might be found in the things we may be in the habit of throwing away.

Ginger Krebs makes performances and objects that address the vulnerability of bodies in the face of violence by remote or invisible actors, on the one hand, and the seductive mirages promoted by advertising, on the other. Her work has been presented work recently in Chicago at Sector 2337, the Cultural Center, Loyola University, The Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists Coalition, and the Hyde Park Art Center. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Performance and Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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