FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Evanston Art Center 2017 Exhibition:
Society! Artwork-In-Residence Program featuring David Giordano
DATES: April 1 – 28, 2017
GALLERY HOURS: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday
EVANSTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES ITS SIXTH SOCIETY! ARTWORK-IN-RESIDENCY FEATURING DAVID KHAN-GIORDANO FROM APRIL 1 - 28, 2017.
The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is pleased to announce its sixth Society! artist resident, David
Khan-Giordano, who will occupy the upstairs gallery at the Art Center from April 1 – 28, 2017. Khan-Giordano lives in Chicago and works, often and intensely, with other artists. As a matter of fact, the artist is involved with planes of inscription below ground that lead to forms of
accompaniment and co-writing.
Khan-Giordano’s upcoming residency is a self-described super-commentary. According to the
artist, “This super-commentary is like a porridge made one part allergen to two parts suspicion
about behavior and its representations. In other words, I am trying to describe a story of
information [...] To describe this story to a child, to give that child this gift of a description
beyond, and to call that art—Unfortunately, I am too disturbed for that most generous version of
This work oscillates between a display, a thought-form, and an organ.
Giordano has exhibited in group exhibitions extensively throughout the US and the United Kingdom. His work has been shown at Regards Gallery, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Walter Phillips Gallery, and the Slade School of Fine Arts, among others. Alongside his own art practice, Giordano is employed as a typographer and editorial designer and has worked with the Open Practice Committee, Logan Center Exhibitions, and The Renaissance Society.
Jessica Cochran states, "As the curator of the Society! Artwork-in-Residency series, I am thrilled to see this residency take shape over the course of the month. As a ‘super-commentary,’ how can we understand Khan-Giordano's work as it ‘oscillates’ across ‘display, thought-form, and organ?’ And how will visitors and members of the Evanston Art Center community encounter it as such? How will I encounter it as such? For me, this project raises many questions that can only be answered, if at all, by the work itself."
Launched in June 2016, Society! is an artwork-in-residence program curated by Jessica Cochran and hosted by the Evanston Art Center. The program brings 6 artists over the course of a year to “move into” the gallery for 4-6 week residencies where they can work on projects-in-progress, experiment with the display of their artwork, host studio visits, and engage the community of the Evanston Art Center. For each artist, this studio/exhibition space is a blank slate, fresh semi-public environment and a temporary platform designed for making, showing, thinking, writing, experimenting and talking within a dynamic and thriving creative community. In addition, artists are invited to utilize the studios and class offerings at the Evanston Art Center for the duration of their residency.
Jessica Cochran is a curator living and working in Chicago. She is currently completing a curatorial fellowship at the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and her upcoming exhibitions include Roman Susan (Chicago), McCormick Gallery (Chicago), Center for the Book (New York) and the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago). After seven years spent in academic galleries, she is now a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the curatorial manager of a growing private collection of contemporary art based in Chicago, Indiana and Palm Springs.
Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.
Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: 9am – 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday. First and second floor gallery spaces are handicapped accessible. Limited free parking is available.
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