Opening reception for the artist: Friday, October 29, 5-7:30 pm
Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by British walking artist Hamish Fulton. Fulton has been making text-pieces, images, and sculptures in response to his relationship with the surrounding environment since the 1960ís. In 1973, he decided to Ďonly make art resulting from the experience of individual walks,í a declaration that he has since upheld. Past locations for Fultonís walks have taken place all over the world, and include Alaska, England, Mexico, Japan, Nepal, Spain and the United States. Fultonís work asks viewers to consider spaces outside the gallery setting, alternate ways of inhabiting the earth, community, and even our own mortality. This exhibition includes drawings, photographic and text-based works, large-scale vinyl murals, and wood sculptures all created in response to walks conducted from the 1990s until present.
Artist Walk in Chicago
On Thursday, October 28, at 12 pm, Hamish Fulton will conduct an artist walk in Chicago. Open to any and all individuals interested in participating, this walk will illuminate the importance of a local communityís involvement in Fultonís artistic practice as a walking artist. We ask interested participants to meet at Jackson & Michigan Avenue in the Loop by the bust of Sir George Solti (located exactly East of S. Michigan Avenue, south of E. Jackson Drive, near the Art Institute of Chicago). The walk will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Those who arrive after noon are welcome to observe the walk in progress but will not be able to participate. We also recommend that participants bring a watch or a mobile phone which has a timer.
On Monday, November 1, at 6 pm, there will be a lecture by Fulton sponsored by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at 280 South Columbus Drive, Room 012 (lower level). This lecture is free and open to the public.Hamish Fulton was born in 1946 in London, United Kingdom and lives and works in Canterbury, Kent. He attended St. Martinís School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, London; Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY; Pompidou Center, Paris; Haus Konstructiv, Zurich; Serpentine Gallery, London and numerous exhibitions in Europe and Japan. Turner Contemporary, Kent has recently commissioned Fulton to create a series of three walks in the lead up to the opening of their new landmark gallery in 2011. This
is Fultonís first exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
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