Elastic Arts announces Containers, an exhibition and residency by The Weaving Mill, showing June 3rd - August 25th.
The Weaving Mill’s exhibition will consist of drawings, paintings, fabric, and text, all drawing from Chicago’s industrial past and present to explore subjects like permutation, animation, sequence and the visibility of process. Weaving Mill founders Matti Sloman and Emily Winter have created work across several different mediums that sits at the nexus of social practice and thoughtful craft.
Throughout their residency, the Elastic gallery space will serve as an evolving campsite for thinking about the sound of the machines they use, the basic visual building blocks of their practice, and the conceptual limits of their medium.
Over the course of the exhibition, Sloman and Winter will host a series of events centered around some of the exhibition’s central questions: Where do you start? Where do you stop? When does scale begin to matter? What are your tools and what are the terms? Who’s looking for what? Events include short film screenings, open studios, and artist talks.
The Weaving Mill is the collaborative studio of Matti Sloman and Emily Winter. Matti Sloman (b. 1985) received her MFA in Textiles and a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Emily Winter (b. 1987) received her MFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in History from University of Chicago. Working with people of diverse textile experience, The Weaving Mill aims to fill the space between the hand and industrially made and bring the mechanics of textile production into wider view.
Opening Reception & Performance:
FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH
7 PM Exhibition/Residency Reception for the Weaving Mill's Containers
9 PM Elastro Electro/Acoustic Series: MT Coast, Martin Freeman, Patrick Cain
Artist in Residence Events:
TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH | 9 PM
The Weaving Mill presents Short Films on Systems
TUESDAY, JULY 18TH | 7 PM
Open Studio Annex with The Weaving Mill
TUESDAY, JULY 25TH | 9 PM
The Weaving Mill presents Floorplan by Julia Dratel, Andrew Clinkman, Peter Damm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH | 9 PM
The Weaving Mill presents a film screening by MT Coast
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22ND | 8 PM Artist Talk with The Weaving Mill
Artist Website: http://www.theweavingmill.com/
Elastic Arts: elasticarts.org
Elastic Arts is a 501c(3) non-profit organization fostering artistic exploration from a versatile Chicago venue by programming and presenting multifaceted performance and exhibition.
Elastic’s visual arts program is curated by Jordan Martins.