The Moments Between
The Averill and Bernard A+D Gallery
Columbia College, Chicago
Curated by Jessica Cochran
In The Moments Between, Vera’s new sculptures utilize building materials and domestic objects, which revel in a state of in between-ness and occupy ambiguous space relative to production and consumption. Fabricating his pallets, furniture and other objects entirely from scratch and combined with brand new pillows, cinder blocks or pallet trucks, these materials are sourced for artistic purposes alone. Soft surfaces meet hard edges where lightness and weight collude in works characterized as much by finesse as they are by heavy lifting. In this way, each sculpture is a proposal.
To provide discursive context for Vera’s practice, curator Jessica Cochran integrates into the exhibition additional works from Vera’s archive and by other artists, including: Jessica Bardsley, Jaclyn Jacunski, Kirsten Leenaars, and Sonja Thomsen.
Tip Tap Tow
Friday, January 30, 2015
The block surrounding 619 S. Wabash (the A+D Gallery)
As a part of The Moments Between, Erik L. Peterson will present Tip Tap Tow, an urban tap dance piece with an exploded stage in collaboration with Kendra Jorstad. For this event Peterson created three small tap floors using construction pallets, which three "workers" will tow around the city block surrounding the A+D gallery using hand-operated pallet jacks. Dancers from Jorstad's jorsTAP company lounged, Luncheon on the Grass-style, while being towed and then danced in short 3 minute bursts as their stage is set on the ground by the workers. Documentation of this work was also shared at the Some Moments event at the A+D Gallery on February 7.
February 7, 2015
Vera and Cochran collaborated on a limited edition artist's publication released at a special exhibition event titled “Some Moments” on Feb. 7, 2015. “Some Moments” is a curated invitational of performance, with words, movement and sound, followed by an artist talk and the launch of Vera’s artist’s book published by PIECRUST Publishing and commissioned for the exhibition. Participating artists include Victor Marquez Barrios, Rachel Foster, Becky Grajeda, and Erik L. Peterson in collaboration with jorsTAP Dance Company founded by Kendra Jorstad.