Apr 13, 2012

THE MISSION is pleased to announce the artists selected to exhibit installation projects during the inaugural year of THE SUB-MISSION; an alternative installation project space, created to encourage and promote artists living and working in Chicago. THE SUB-MISSION strives to foster a dialog among local, national, and international artistic practices.

The following artists have been selected:

-Laura Elayne Miller, MFA Columbia College, Chicago, IL; in conjunction with Justificaciòn a priori, an exhibition of new objects by Gustavo Dìaz

-Corinne Halbert, MFA School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL; in conjunction with Summer 2012, artists TBD

-Brittany Pyle, BFA Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; in conjunction with GUILTY!, an exhibition of new photographs by Marcelo Grosman

-Mark Porter, MFA University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan; in conjunction with an exhibition of recent and new works by Michelle Prazak.

Laura Elayne Miller’s Sentient Space: A Topography of the Senses will be the first project to be installed in THE SUB-MISSION. Please join us on Friday, April 27, 2012 to celebrate the opening of this new space.

Sentient Space is an envisioned environment depicting the sensory experience of space and place. This installation is the first project of Laura Elayne Miller’s new body of work, entitled Nomadic Mythologies. As we embody and perceive an array of contemporary mythologies, they are inherently rooted in history, memory, and cultural pastiche. Sentient Space lives within this concept, as a visualization of our humanness through sensory experience, articulated through a transgression of geographical form and mythological sculptural expressions of such perception.