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
Jean Albano Gallery
Navy Pier, Booth 403
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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
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.
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.
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
Word for Word: Amy Honchell/Anne Wilson
interview by Julie Farstad for MouthtoMouth Spring/Summer 2004 issue