Inside\Within is a constantly updating web archive devoted to physically exploring the creative spaces of Chicago's emerging and established artists.

Support for this project was provided by The Propeller Fund, a joint administrated grant from Threewalls and Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Inside\Within is a constantly updating web archive devoted to physically exploring the creative spaces of Chicago's emerging and established artists.

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maria-gaspar13

Founder of the 96 Acres Project, Maria works alongside a group of community members to produce alternative narratives tied to mass incarceration at Chicago’s Cook County Jail. Drawn to issues such as the displacement and immobility of incarcerated individuals, Maria works closely with audio to create spaces of visibility in both her personal and community-based practices. Often working outside of the studio, Maria improvises and devises creative meeting spaces for her projects in churches, empty storefronts, and front yards.

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Aimée Beaubien’s Woven Imagery

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Aimée Beaubien’s Woven Imagery

Aimée Beaubien’s Woven Imagery

Collecting images like objects, Aimée slices her photographic documentation into pieces that are then woven into large three-dimensional forms. These works, which often hang collectively from the ceiling, are filled with information and bits of data from friends, family, and strangers’ personal collections. By intricately collaging the photographs Aimée allows personal histories to align with those from collected sources, using photographs taken at places such as the Roger Brown Study Collection and Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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chloe-siebert03

Chloe forms animals and other large-scale beings from concrete, sculptures that force her audience to either confront or avoid their presence. Typically these works are produced in the same texture or shade as an exhibition’s floor, an attempt keep the pieces consistent with their surroundings despite their unavoidable size. Recently Chloe has begun to translate her gestures in cement to those in rubber, producing cartoonish images that can be viewed as both humorous and aggressive.

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Initially drawn to staged photography while working in Iran, Sanaz translated her interest in narrative to the moving image after moving to the US, capturing bodies in action rather than those that were static and posed. Recently Sanaz’s practice has begun to focus on government-based image making through cyanotypes and architectural memory through film, recently collecting footage for a project that will trace the complicated histories of several monuments erased by government forces.  

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