NADA Chicago Invitational 2019

September 18 - September 21, 2019

Geary is pleased to present a selection of works by Vadis Turner and Kristine Woods at NADA’s inaugural Chicago Invitational at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel from September 18-21.

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Ground (proud trousers), 2018
hand felted wool, rocks
18h x 16w x 6d in

Following the opening of Vadis Turner’s Megaliths at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs’ Galleries of Contemporary Art, Turner presents a bold, monumental sculpture composed of bedsheets, pillow stuffing, charred wood, and resin in Geary’s Chicago  exhibition. Cascading tubular braids come together and fall apart in this fiery new work made with the transitory nature of the hotel room in mind. Turner’s new framed collages on paper also are featured in the room.

Alongside Turner’s sculpture, Geary presents a selection of Kristine Woods’ sculptural works, including works from Woods’ Stanzas series: amorphous papier-mache objects perched on steel armatures. Woods’ enigmatic objects composed of felted wool, including Ground (proud trousers), and  Duck Rabbit also are on view. Geary’s presentation at the Chicago Invitational runs concurrently with Kristine Woods’ first solo exhibition at the gallery, Sparkling or Still.

Together, Woods and Turner consider the nature of a domestic space with materiality, abstraction, and softness.