Allison Wade: Thin Troubles
May 24 - June 21, 2014
Opening reception Saturday May 24, 6-9 PM

The work in Allison Wade’s Thin Troubles examines the intersection between two and three dimensions. How can sculpture function as both a drawing and a support for a drawing? Can a line be simultaneously marginal and significant? What does it mean for a piece to “fall flat”? With a continued focus on balance, tension, and the conjunction of elements, Wade creates structural contingencies that suggest vulnerability. Her arrangements of unexpected material juxtapositions expose an idiomatic approach to making that reveals its own intuitive logic while inviting interpretation.

Allison Wade is a visual artist based in Chicago, where she is a Lecturer in the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a BA in English literature from Stanford University. In addition to the show at Ditch Projects, her work will be featured this summer in group shows at Scotty Enterprises in Berlin and La Esquina Gallery in Kansas City. Other recent solo exhibitions include Conduits and Offerings at the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College in Memphis and The Rest of the More at devening projects + editions in Chicago. Wade is represented by devening projects + editions in Chicago.

The artist would like to acknowledge a generous grant from Working Artist Org. that supported her participation in this show.