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X-Treme Studio
June 24–July 21, 2010
Columbia College Chicago, Leviton A+D Gallery
619 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago


From Theaster Gates’ video document of a three hundred-voice ensemble that invokes early Black America to Alison Rhoades’ site-specific performance that invites 20 local artists to visually interpret the same excerpt from Virginia Wolff’s To The Lighthouse, X-treme Studio is a multimedia art exhibition that presents artwork and documentation of art projects created in intense and alternative situations. X-treme Studio asks the viewer to rethink conventional ideas about artmaking by highlighting visual practices in and out of studios and gallery spaces.

Participating artists include: D. Denenge Akpem, E.J. Hill and Tannar Veatch, Julie Lequin, Shaun Leonardo, Alison Rhoades, and Russell Watson. Alternative artist run platforms include: Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL; Industry of the Ordinary, Chicago, IL; Live/work (Michael Zheng), San Francisco, CA; New Urban Arts, Providence, RI; Theaster Gates / The Dorchester Project, Chicago, IL; The Poor Farm, Manawa, WI; The Velaslavasay Panorama, Los Angeles, CA; and The Work Office, Brooklyn, NY.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, and by the Efroymson Family Fund. X-Treme Studio is also one of the many programs included in Studio Chicago*.

Meet the artists and see live performances at the Opening reception on June 24, 2010 from 5–8 p.m.  For more information, contact the Leviton A+D Gallery at 312.369.8687 or visit www.colum.edu/adgallery

Curated by Sabina Ott and Rael Salley. Catalog available.

´╗┐Photo Credit: Julie Lequin