Cut, Bit and Curious

Cut, Bit and Curious

New work by:
Rebekka Federle
Julia Vodrey Hendrickson
Liz Wolf

Curated by Robyn Farrell
Opening: Friday, June 24, 2011

Exhibition continues through
July 16, 2011

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60622

Cut, Bit and Curious presents new work by three artists working with little more than paper, press and blade. The artists utilize traditional practice as a means to play with the process and perception of visual narrative. Pairing ephemera with contemporary context, the densely composed group of work seeks a balance between poetic and whimsical themes with surreal and melancholic harmony. Each artist draws from their own archive of collected materials and experiences, demonstrating the capabilities and impact of paper re-constructed and re-contextualized through material and concept. Poignant and adeptly edited, the images create a hypereality informed by cultural and personal histories. The exhibition challenges the role of paper and hand appropriation in the digital age exploring a new methodology produced from found object and rescued memory.

Rebekka Federle was born in Berkeley, California to a scholar and an artist. She grew up in Hyde Park on Chicago’s south side and currently lives in Kansas City where she is a student at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has worked as a studio assistant to the Chicago-based artist Tony Fitzpatrick and recently exhibited work at Nadine Blake in New Orleans in March 2011.

Julia Vodrey Hendrickson is a native of eastern Ohio who lives and works as a visual artist, writer, and curator in Chicago. She received a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in English from The College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio) in 2008. Julia works as the gallery manager at the Chicago gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey and at Ork Posters in Chicago.  She is also a teaching assistant at Marwen, and has taught at Spudnik Press. She plans to attend the Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, Michigan) this summer and the Courtauld Institute of Art (London) to pursue an M.A. in the History of Art this fall. 

Liz Wolf is a painter, printer and paper maker living and working in Chicago. She received her BFA in painting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and an MFA from the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Program at Columbia College Chicago in 2008. Liz has worked Rohner Press, Magnolia Editions and Columbia College Chicago. She is currently the Exhibition and Collections assistant at The Mary and Leigh Block Art Museum at Northwestern University and an instructor at Northwestern University ARTica studios.