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New exhibition at Chicago’s Leather Archives & Museum

Andrew Bearnot (photo by Robert Chase Heishman)

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum (LAM) is presenting “Fruiting Bodies,” a solo exhibition by Andrew Bearnot, starting on March 2.

The LAM made the announcement in an email to supporters.

The exhibition will include new artworks by Bearnot shown alongside archival objects from the LAM collection, including important artifacts from Chuck Renslow and Sam Steward, as well as the personal erotic correspondence collection of Robert Gaylor, recently acquired by the LAM.

Bearnot (MFA, University of Chicago) is a self described “materialist”: he thinks with and through the substance of things. Informed by a background in material science (ScB, Brown University) and glass (BFA, Rhode Island School of Design), Bearnot explores moments of transcendence in the everyday. He was awarded fellowships from Fulbright and the American-Scandinavian Foundation for research on glass-making traditions in Sweden and Denmark and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), Marble House Project (Dorset, VT), and Creative Glass Center of America (Millville, NJ). Recent solo exhibitions include LONG DIVISION at Wedge Projects and SCREEN TEST in the Drawing Room at the Arts Club of Chicago.

The exhibition will be in the Guest Artist Gallery until May 12.

Exhbit Schedule: March 2 – May 12, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 4-7PM
Panel Presentation and Discussion: Dates TBA

Leather Archives and Museum, Guest Artist Gallery (GAG)
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Museum Hours: Wednesday, 11AM-5PM, Thursday/Friday, 11AM-7PM, Saturday/Sunday, 11AM-5PM

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