Steven Carrelli

Marginalia

Solo Exhibition - Cultivator at Bray Grove Farm

Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2-5pm

Cultivator is pleased to present Steven Carrelli's outdoor exhibition, Marginalia during Bray Grove Farm's Autumn Farm Day.

Please rsvp and join us on Sunday, September 19th from 2-5pm for art, conversation, light refreshments, and a tour of the farm. Bray Grove Farm is located 70 miles southwest of Chicago in Grundy County. To confirm your attendance and receive directions and parking information, kindly email.

Marginalia is a reinterpretation of sculptures originally installed on the Illinois State Museum's former grain building site along the I&M canal. Carrelli's gently swaying resin wheat stalks will lure viewers around the edges of the meadow and farm field, providing moments for contemplation, like the decorative marginalia of illuminated manuscripts. The sunlit ghostly forms give a provocative nod to the grain's past agricultural prominence in the region as well as its symbolism of prosperity and rebirth.

Steven Carrelli is a Chicago-based visual artist and writer. He holds an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University and a BA in Studio Art from Wheaton College. Carrelli's paintings and drawings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and they are included in the collections of the Illinois State Museum, the City of Chicago Public Art Program, Elmhurst College, Northwestern University, and DePaul University, among others. His works have appeared in many publications, including the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, New American Paintings, Art Scene Chicago 2000, and Time Out Chicago. His awards include a Fulbright Grant to Florence, Italy, as well as grants from the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Union League of Chicago. Carrelli’s essays, poetry and short stories have appeared in the New Art Examiner, The Chicago Quarterly Review, and Crab Creek Review. He teaches at DePaul University in the School of Art, and his work is represented by Hofheimer Gallery in Chicago.

www.stevencarrelli.com

Also on view, Yoonshin Park will be exhibiting her installation, Passing hours, space in between, I am breathing your air in our unfinished attic space. You can read more about her exhibition here.

Please rsvp and join us on Sunday, September 19th from 2-5pm for art, conversation, light refreshments, and a tour of the farm. Bray Grove Farm is located 70 miles southwest of Chicago in Grundy County. To confirm your attendance and receive directions and parking information, kindly email.

Please note, we will be following CDC guidelines with the health and safety of our guests a priority. While outside, masks are not required for those fully vaccinated but please be respectful of physical distancing. If you are not vaccinated a secure mask must be worn at all times. In addition, Bray Grove Farm is a no-smoking site.

Photo credit: John Lustig

 

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