The site specific installation will be available to rent as a hotel room after the night of the opening. Gabel’s collages are on view throughout the run of the show...
HYBRID: the offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties; of mixed character; composed of mixed parts.
HYBRID is a new body of work created by Heather Gabel that addresses the processes of assimilation vs the act of appropriation. Through this minimally assembled collection of collages, both a natural desire to move towards a feral world and a more sinister motive rooted in control and objectification present themselves. How we see ourselves and our place in the natural world and how we are perceived and belittled in a capitalist society create conflict in attaining the ultimate goal: personal autonomy.
Heather Gabel (b. 1977) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and singer in the band HIDE. Gabel studied photography at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and holds a BFA from Columbia College Chicago. She has been exhibiting both internationally and across the United States for nearly 12 years in galleries and alternative venues, including several public art installations.