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More than Your Doily: A Visual Examination of Intimate Spaces

More than Your Doily: A Visual Examination of Intimate Spaces

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 9:00pm to Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 1:00am

The Feminist Creative Alliance Presents:
More than Your Doily: A Visual Examination of Intimate Spaces

Featuring Artists:
Stephanie Cristello
Angela Davis Fegan
Katie Netti

What: A one-night-only art exhibit featuring arousing work from artists reacting to gender and identity within intimate spaces. A discussion with artists will start at 7:30.

Stephanie Cristello is currently studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She grew up in Toronto, Canada where she attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts prior to pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her interest in both literature and the arts has motivated her to enroll in the Liberal Arts program at SAIC, where she believes a synthesis can be found between Humanities and the Visual Arts within her studio practice.

Her work mainly addresses the relationship that exists between perception and language in today's contemporary process of communication. Gender and the role of the feminine often play a huge part within this strand of her practice, specifically through her interest in lost dialogues. However, what interests her most is the complex system that begins to develop when the issue of miscommunication goes unresolved. Through a broad use of mediums, she explores this framework in a variety of different concepts, but mainly within the constructs of gender and identity. The mystique of the feminine is often the central focus and root of her imagery. Stephanie believes that within these lost dialogues- between reality and the ideal- there is a strange beauty, which she often illustrates in her work.

Additionally, her interest in the graphic arts and illustration have led her to push the idea of beauty found in loss, often through portraits or imagined ephemeral spaces and landscapes. Recently, she has been fascinated with fibers as a medium, and how the materiality of fabric can also inform a history of the feminine. One day, she hopes that she can reclaim women's craft as an integral part of contemporary art and society.

Angela Davis Fegan is a native of Chicago's South Side. A graduate of Chicago's famed Whitney Young High School, she received her BFA in Fine Arts from New York's Parson's School of Design. Angela has mounted shows at the Illinois Artisan Gallery (Chicago, IL), the MC Gallery (New York, NY), the 9th Annual Expo for Independent Arts (San Francisco, CA), and the A.I.R. Gallery (New York, NY).

Primarily interested in notions of identity, emotion and documentation as they relate to the body, Angela is currently exploring iconography as it apprehends the relationship among power, religion and urban space. She works feverishly out of her studio on the South Shore. She lives in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Katie Netti is a Cincinnati Born, New York Educated and Chicago residing artist. She currently teaches Art at Elmwood Park High School. While her BFA focused in Glass as her primary media, she is currently working on a series of self portraits using acrylic paint and ceramic coil techniques. Her work demonstrates the overwhelming pain and anxiety resulting from the sudden end of her marriage at the age of 27.


Avram Eisen Gallery
5202 N. Damen Ave
60625 Chicago , IL