January 15- February 21, 2015
The Moments Between: new work by Rafael E. Vera
Curated by Jessica Cochran
A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago
Reception: January 29, 2015, 5-7 pm
In The Moments Between, Rafael E. Vera presents new sculptures fabricated with concrete, pillows, rebar, wooden palettes, and palette trucks. Soft surfaces meet hard edges where lightness and weight collude in works characterized as much by finesse as they are by heavy lifting.
Vera utilizes 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 palettes, furniture and other objects entirely from scratch and combined with brand new pillows, cinder blocks or palette trucks sourced for artistic purposes alone. In this way, each sculpture is a proposal.
To provide discursive context for Vera’s practice, curator Jessica Cochran will integrate into the exhibition additional works from Vera’s archive and by other artists. Vera and Cochran will collaborate on a limited edition artist's publication.
Additional works by Jessica Bardsley, Jaclyn Jacunski, Kirsten Leenaars, Sonja Thomsen
Image credit: Rafael E. Vera, Pending, 2014, watercolor and graphite on paper, 15” x 12”