Alicia Obermeyer uses thrift stores as a source for materials that embody evidence of human life in contemporary habitats. In the past, she has created anthropomorphic sculptures that evolved from an accumulation and manipulation of these found objects and materials. For this project, she will be creating a site-specific relief drawing with locally thrifted bed-sheets and masking tape. Her process will include a series of automatic drawings made while observing movement during rehearsals at En las Tablas Performing Arts, which will inform the composition of her window display. Obermeyer lives and works in Chicago.
Performance: October 6, 2-4pm
Special for Chicago Artist’s Month: In a creative collaboration, students of Evelyn DeJesus’s class at En Las Tablas Performing Arts will use expressive movement in a performance that will challenge conventions of beauty. The dance will begin on the sidewalk in front of Art on Armitage at 4125 W. Armitage Ave. and will travel several doors down to En Las Tablas Performing Arts at 4111 W. Armitage Ave. The event is free and open to the public.