Artist Reception: Aimée Beaubien
To honor and celebrate the closing of Aimée Beaubien’s exhibition at the hotel, Hothouse Picture-Cyclopedia, please join us for remarks from the artist and enjoy a class of wine on us. Aimée will set up a selection of books from her collection related to her research about the representation of plants. Attendees are invited to bring books from their own collections to add to the discussion.
Beaubien says, “I document my own personal entanglements with domestic spaces, institutions, archives and narratives suggested by objects and histories. From my photographs I create ephemeral paper structures that accommodate, attach to, climb, trail, cling, spread, creep and rearrange within each new exhibition environment: loudly, brightly. My work draws from an environment of hyperstimulation, compulsion and interruption; comparing the disjointed experience of attention and distraction to the sharp recontextualization of collage.”
Aimée Beaubien lives and works in Chicago. Her cut-up photographic collages, photo-based sculptures, and installations explore collapses in time, space and place, while meditating on notions of collecting and collections. Solo and two-person exhibitions include oqbo galerie, Berlin, Germany; Gallery UNO Projektraum, Berlin, Germany; The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI; BOX 13 Artspace, Houston, TX; Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL; TWIN KITTENS, Atlanta, GA; and Demo Projects, Springfield, IL. Group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL; Bikini Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA; and UCRC Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, Art on Paper, and Art Papers. Her artists’ books have been acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, IL. Beaubien is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.