Heather Mekkelson draws upon how power lines create visual planes that bisect the sky outside her home under a light-pollution cloud cover. With both mathematical and mystical sequences, Mekkelson knots and braids paracords, toned to shades of light-pollution mauve, that tether and stretch elastic bands across the exhibition space. Here, the elastic and orthogonal planes create new perspectives and conjure personal infinities. In Absentia Luci, thus, considers the fundamental constructs of time, space, and number that humans use to comprehend their place in the universe.

 

1. In Absentia Luci


February 26, 2017, 4-7PM
Work by: Heather Mekkelson
4th Ward Project Space: 5338 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

 

 2. Altered Green Walk


February 24, 2017, 5-8PM
Work by: Meimei Song
gallery no one: 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Rm 303, Chicago, IL 60622

 

3. Hydra: a reading of the exhibition text


February 25, 2017, 2:30-3:30PM
A reading of the exhibition text by Patricia Rose with Natasha Mijares, Danielle Rosen, and Kate Sierzputowski
65Grand: 3252 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

 

4. The Triumph of Fame


February 23, 2017, 5-10PM
Work by: Marie-Caroline Hominal
DfbrL8r: 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

 

5. The Wall of Respect: Vestiges, Shards and Legacies


February 25, 2017, 10-6PM (Curators Discussion at 1PM)
Curated by Romi Crawford, Abdul Alkalimat, and Rebecca Zorach
Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

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