• Review: Intimacy+Materiality

    Hand/Eye Magazine
    Alice Dana Spencer's review

    In INTIMACY AND MATERIALITY, a show currently on view at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont, thirteen contemporary artists from around the U.S. use traditional labor-intensive skills such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, crocheting and printmaking to create colorful, lush objects that often criticize modern mass production and focus on other social or political issues they feel need addressing.

  • SOFA CHICAGO 2015

    SOFA CHICAGO 2015

    Jean Albano Gallery
    Navy Pier, Booth 403
    November 5th-8th

    For complimentary SOFA tickets click here and use coupon code jalbano205:
    SOFA tickets

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    New Exhibition featuring SOFA Artists
    Jean Albano Gallery
    215 West Superior Street
    Chicago, IL 60654

    November 6th - Mid-December
    Opening Reception: Friday, November 6th, 5:30-7:30 PM
    The artists will be present

  • Material Mix at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

    TOWARD TEXTILES
    January 18–October 11, 2015
    Opening reception on Friday, March 13, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
    TICKETS (Member admission is free.)

    A series of six exhibitons presents an exploration of the expressive possibilities of fiber through the work of 27 contemporary artists, while engaging the viewer in broader considerations of the medium’s emotional meanings, its connections with ordinary experiences, and its capacity for critique and social commentary.

    Toward Textiles catalog

    Material Fix
    March 13–October 11
    This group exhibition, which anchors the series, features 22 artists: Polly Apfelbaum (NY), Jen Bervin (NY), Louise Bourgeois (1911– 2010), Sonya Clark (VA), Dave Cole (RI), Jim Drain (FL), Josh Faught (CA), Susie Ganch (VA), David R. Harper (WI), Jesse Harrod (PA), Elana Herzog (NY), Amy Honchell (IL), Yuni Kim Lang (MI), Christy Matson (CA), Cat Mazza (NY), John Paul Morabito (IL), Sheila Pepe (NY), Piper Shepard (MD), Alyson Shotz (NY), Deborah Valoma (CA), Katarina Weslien (ME), and Anne Wilson (IL).

    EBONY G. PATTERSON: DEAD TREEZ
    January 18–September 13

    ANN HAMILTON: draw
    January 18–September 27

    SANDRA SHEEHY AND ANNA ZEMÁNKOVÁ: BOTANICAL
    February 15–August 30

    JOAN LIVINGSTONE: ODDMENT[S]
    February 15–September 27

    CAROLE FRANCES LUNG: FACTORY TO FACTORY
    February 22―October 11

  • TextileArt around the world

    For this project, extraordinary textile art from artists all around the world is being curated into one publication. Like other publications from Textiellink, this book will be available worldwide. Expected to be published in 2014, this book will feature over 100 contemporary artists working n a variety of textile traditions.
    http://www.textile-link.com

  • Friends of Fiber Art International: Five Voices, Five Views

    Friends of Fiber Art International: Five Voices, Five Views–Artists Lanny Barger, Judith Content, Amy Honchell, Lewis Knauss, and Georgia Zwartjes, represented by SOFA Galleries, will discuss their creative practices and recent work. British historian/scholar Jessica Hemmings who visited several European fiber survey exhibitions on a New Voices grant awarded by the Art Fair Company will also present a special program closing the year-long celebration of Friends’ 20th anniversary.

    9:00 am, Room 327 at Navy Pier, Friday, November 2, 2012.

  • Featured Artist: Logan Square Literary Review

    Amy Honchell will be the featured artist in the Logan Square Literary Review's tenth issue, Spring 2012. The new publication will debut at the Chicago Zine Fest, March 9-10, 2012.

  • Fictional Landscapes, September 21–October 26, 2011

    New City review of Fictional Landscapes
    O'Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University
    7900 West Division Street (Lewis Hall 4th Floor)
    River Forest, Illinois

    FICTIONAL LANDSCAPES: Amy Honchell and Young Cho
    September 21–October 26, 2011
    Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 21st 4–7pm.
    Artist Lecture before the opening at 3pm.

  • Soft Infrastructure at Lula Cafe, July 12-October 4, 2011

    Soft Infrastructure
    Lula Art Blog
    Chicago Tribune Article
    Artist Reception: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 6-9 pm
    2537 N. Kedzie Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647

    Honchell’s new solo exhibition at Lula Cafe, Soft Infrastructure, reveals a soft
    landscape—created from layers of cloth that are stitched into
    strata—supporting traces of failed (hard) architecture—dilapidated mining
    structures, hunting blinds, and communication towers. The improbable,
    rickety structures stand in opposition to the soft landscape that provides
    support to them.

    Topology, sewing, and elements of mapping underscore the parallels between
    the structures and functions of the human body, architecture, and the
    landscape. Honchell invites viewers to cross unseen boundaries and discover
    new territories while exploring the sense of touch in a visual way.

  • Swimsuit Edition: A Visceral Body to open at Swimming Pool Project Space

    Swimming Pool Project Space
    An exhibition curated by Lisa Majer and Liz Nielsen will open at Swimming Pool Project Space in Chicago, IL in February 2011. Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect, the artists, designers, performers, and thinkers in this edition elicit profound primal sensations through their craft. From the base to the sublime, from the personal to the social, from introspective to active, and from seductive to confrontational, the sensations and sensationalism of the works are ports of entry as points of departure.

  • Work included in exhibition in Providence, RI (2010) and Paris, France (2011)

    Spéos Gallery
    Vivre L'accord! is an exhibition celebrating 20 years of co-operation between the Photography Department at RISD and Spéos in Paris. The exhibition highlights 20 years of Wintersession classes with participants from 1992 to 2010.

  • The Logo (a short film)

    The Logo
    What happened to the Obama logo once the Presidential seal appeared?
    This short film follows the popular icon as it confronts life after the Inauguration.

    Written and directed by Steve Juras, co-creator of the Obama logo, and produced by The Swiderski Institute (swidinst.org/blog).

  • Geographies of Art Panel

    Amy Honchell will be presenting a paper about her installation work at the annual Association of American Geographers conference.

  • Amy Honchell: Personal Geographies exhibition catalog

    Exhibition Images
    An exhibition catalogue with essays by Jeremy Biles and Becky Atkinson and designed by the Swiderski Institute is forthcoming in fall 2009.
    This publication documents Honchell's 2009 solo exhibition at Murray State University in Murray, KY.

    The work in Amy Honchell: Personal Geographies, Honchell’s solo exhibition at Murray State University, draws from the histories and structures of textiles, geography, biology, and architecture. Invisible patterns—topography, weather patterns, bodily systems— are the basis for her site-specific installations and drawings. Honchell’s work focuses on conflating the spaces we inhabit (landscape, architecture, bodies, and minds).

  • 2008 MCA/Lollapalooza Partnership Installation Artist

    Amy Honchell at MCA/Lollapalooza
    Amy Honchell has been selected to create a site-specific project for the 2008 MCA/Lollapalooza partnership at the corner of Jackson and Lake Shore Drive, Grant Park, Chicago. Lollapalooza runs August 1-3, 2008.
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Lollapalooza 2008

  • New City Chicago Breakout Artists 2008

    BREAKOUT ARTISTS: Chicago’s next generation of image makers
    Breakout Artists 2008

  • Points of Impact New City Review

  • MATTER: Contemporary Textiles at SPACE Gallery

  • MouthtoMouth Interview

    Word for Word: Amy Honchell/Anne Wilson
    interview by Julie Farstad for MouthtoMouth Spring/Summer 2004 issue
    mouthtomouthmag.com/wfw7.html

  • Perfect Reviews

    Review of Perfect Exhibition in Chicago by Margaret Hawkins
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    Review of Perfect Exhibition tour in Memphis by Carol Knowles
    www.memphisflyer.com/gyrobase/Content?o?