Michele Stutts

“HOUSEBIRD”  First Fridays Reception  Oct 7, 5-8pm

Michele Stutts is a British born, Chicago-based, contemporary artist whose journey has led her to a diversity of visual art: video, painting, collage, and now, assemblage.

Composed of found objects rich with history and seasoned by time, her work has integrated all of her artistic experiences. Her assemblage artworks often contain forgotten memories that have lost their original appearance and purpose, but have been born with a new aesthetic and meaning.

The current exhibit, Housebird, is not synonymous with ”birdhouse”, but has the opposite meaning. Although both are human-crafted structures, birds find protection from harsh weather and predators in birdhouses, a place to nest and raise their young. In contrast, Housebird represents a constant state of isolation, anxiety, and financial insecurity.

Yet, there is a clear transition in the exhibition of the artist trapped and resentful expressed in Housebird into her free flowing, visually energetic assemblages. This change has an edge of stubbornness to it, much like a sturdy brick and mortar home whose good old bones still have plenty of life left in them.

See more about Michele Stutts here: http://michelestutts.com/gallery.html

First Fridays Reception, October 7, 5:00-8:00pm

  • Exhibition dates: Sept 29 –  Oct 22, 2022
  • Gallery hours: Thurs – Fri 2-6pm, Sat – Sun 12-4 pmThis program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.