Following their time at The Pigeon Wing studio residency Anna Trier and Maria Bolan and their invited guest artist Barbara Still will be showing new works and performances.
Anna Trier has been travelling away from her hometown of Chicago for the last three months during which she has spent time developing work here at The Pigeon Wing as well as in Venice, Graz, Istanbul and Caceres, Spain.
Trier's work is considerate of daily life, she coined the phrase 'learning sexuality' and is interested in investigating many different repetitive and otherwise unconsidered regular activities involved with adult life. Trier addresses the history of these necessary daily activities as she strives to find a place for them separate to the activities utility.
Anna is in her last semester at Columbia Collage, Chicago and she is also an editor in chief of Happy Collaborationists back in Chicago. Happy Collaborationists produce a regular journal and put together shows and events.
Maraia Belan has also been spending time at The Pigeon Wing as well as in Venice, Italy. Back in Chicago she is soon to graduate from Columbia Collage. Belan's work is often based around ritualism and when asked for words about her practice gave only this quotation:
"God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them." -Franz Kafka
Barbara Still began experiments with found and discarded materials, many of which were scraps from the general store where her father worked. Later introduced to the Xerox machine, Still integrated her found materials and this new technology to produce a body of work she has called her "burnt drawings". These "burnt drawings" are produced simply by copying images scratched onto Perspex or Plexiglas plates with the aid of a Xerox machine. Still rarely uses traditional tools, relying instead on improvisation and impulse when applying and combining media. This choice is reflected and underscored by the nature of her images, which are often childlike and seemingly unskilled.
Still has no formal art education apart from some painting classes with a neighbour when she was a child. Her family, originally emigrating from Austria, settled in Reese, Michigan. Still currently resides in Knox, Indiana.