Friday, April 6, 2012

Lydia Greer: In Praise of Shadows opens April 8

Lydia Greer: In Praise of Shadows will open at Cabin on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

Cabin is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, In Praise of Shadows, featuring new sculptural and projected work by Bay Area artist Lydia Greer. 
In Praise of Shadows comprises Greer’s recent investigations into the projected image, cut paper work and cast shadows. This body of work draws inspiration from the material history of film, philosophy of mediated images as well as the practices of German spiritualist and inventor of kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel. Utilizing works on paper in conjunction with lamps and projections, Greer interprets Froebel’s geometric pattern-based pedagogies intended for children and recasts them as fragile invocations of the handmade. The labor-intensive cut paper designs are used as lenses to cast shadows from projected videos and light.  
Please join us for a reception with the artist on April 8 from 4-7pm.
Lydia Greer is a visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Oakland, CA. She works with themes of allegory and euphemism in narrative structures exploring the language of theatre, beauty, folklore, history and material culture and how they play out in the personal, psychological and political arena. She earned an MFA in Art Practice: New Genres/Mixed Media at the University of California-Berkeley in 2009. In 2008 she was awarded a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Art as an electronic arts/film fellow and also holds a degree in drawing and printmaking from Portland State University. She has screened her films and shown her work at The Pacific Film Archive, The Berkeley Art Museum, Adobe Back Room Gallery, Galleria de la Raza, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Martina Johnson, MonkeyTown (Brooklyn, NY),The Berkeley Center for New Media, Portland State University and Santa Clara University among other venues. Lydia has worked as a designer, creative consultant and puppeteer with the Unima & Isadora Duncan award-winning shadow theatre company ShadowLight Productions in San Francisco and has taught beginning video, the history and practice of animation and visual thinking courses at the University of California-Berkeley. She recently was a guest lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute and teaches film and visual art at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. 
Cabin is a home gallery located in Chicago, IL. Cabin provides artists with a dedicated gallery in an alternative space context for experimental and occasional exhibitions.
Lydia Greer: In Praise of Shadows
April 8 - May 6
Opening Reception: April 8, 4-7pm
1759 N Humboldt Blvd 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60647
Gallery Hours: Open for receptions and by appointment.