Alix Anne Shaw: Of Our Labor

Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00 PM 6:00 PM

I think of my work as a process of weirding space in order to challenge our predominant modes of encounter. I am interested in the our encounters with the natural environment and in the refuse of our industrial existence. The points at which we touch the natural world are among our most mudane and intimate; redeptive and damaging. I want to encourage closer consideration of the traces that remain.

As an artist, I variously vie for, invite, demand, and confront the attention of my viewer. I create small acts of lyricism that invite viewers to reconsider the objects we take for granted. Co-opting, disrupting, destabilizing, opposing, holding forth, building small fires of meaning and protest in the cracks—this is what I want my work to achieve. — Alix Anne Shaw

Alix Anne Shaw is a visual artist and poet. Her sculptures and installations have been exhibited at galleries including the Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago, AS220 Project Space in Providence, and Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India. Her public works include Findings, a permanent installation in Milwaukee, WI. Shaw is also the author of two poetry collections. She currently lives in Chicago.

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