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HOM/E\MBODY: Christa Donner
May 16, 2014 - June 21, 2014
PLUG Projects is pleased to present “HOM/E\MBODY” a solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist, Christa Donner. Donner’s work investigates the human/animal body and its metaphors using a variety of media, ranging from small-press zines to large-scale installations.
The work in this exhibition reimagines our internal architecture, drawing from the colony structures of social insects and other animals to propose both alternative anatomies and speculative models for human communities of the future.
Donner states, “Artmaking is my microscope and my scalpel: the tool I use to investigate the human organism through sensation and imagination. Using ink and paper to explore the fragile but flexible nature of the human body makes a lot of sense to me, whether it’s through the intimacy of hand-held zines, the layered illogic of collage, or the immersive qualities of large-scale drawing and installation. This visual inquiry allows me to transform personal narrative into powerful, playful, and radical re-visions of the human body.”
HOM/E\MBODY will be exhibited in Plug Projects’s front room gallery. It will run at the same time as Julie Farstad’s exhibition, Under the Orange Sky, which will occupy the newly launched Solo Space gallery at Plug Projects.