For this series of shows, three artists consider the evolving nature of intimacy and exchange. Over the course of the exhibition, Monika Uchiyama, Peter Fankhauser, and Julian Chams will take turns transforming the gallery into solo-project spaces for two week periods. All three artists are invited to incorporate or reference each other’s work in their individual projects. Each of these will be punctuated by an opening reception and frame the following project until the exhibition closes. By entering into an exchange that strategically codifies what is too personal, too soft, or too queer, these three artists reposition the notion of vulnerability in closer proximity to control.
Julian Chams: Opening Friday, September 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Julian Chams is a visual from Colombia based in Brooklyn. Working in the space between the personal and the systematic, he creates assemblages of imagery that include both natural and manmade elements. Chams has had solo exhibitions at Wave Hill, Bronx; Splatterpool, Brooklyn; ARS Antiqua Galería, Barranquilla, Colombia; and Parallel Gallery, Kansas City, MO. His work has been featured in group shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx; XV Salón Regional de Artistas, Zona Caribe, Cartagena, Colombia; 50/50, Kansas City, MO; and the Consulate or Colombia in New York. In 2015 he was a Van Lier Visual Arts Fellow at Wave Hill in the Bronx. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute.