InterArts Alumna Shows Ongoing Work at Southside Hub of Production

ITeresa Pankratz (MFA, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts) will present her installation The Dream House Collection OR Tales of Narrow Escape: A Sculptural Novel at Southside Hub of Production (SHoP), 5638 South Woodlawn in Chicago. Her work will reside in an area on the second floor, and is part of the larger exhibition On Making Things Matter: Strategies for Preservation, a show about leaving. 

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The Dream House Collection OR Tales of Narrow Escape: A Sculptural Novel is an installation of eleven print- and object-based artists’ books and narrative sculptures, displayed under glass and situated on an assembled blueprint floor. As multiple elements, these pieces work in concert to tell the fictional tale of the transformations that occur in the lives of three adult siblings when their childhood home burns to the ground. A 5-minute, narrated video walk through the installation can be viewed here.

Along with finely crafted installation furniture by Bryan Saner, this summer’s installation will include the additional Dream House work Bird Houses 1 to 7: Marnette’s story begins… 

As part of the exhibition’s run, Pankrantz will be in the gallery on Saturday afternoons performing live, full length readings of The View from a House in Kansas, Acts 1 to 5, the principle narrative of The Dream House Collection… installation. The first live narration will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Subsequent readings will take place weekly at the same time through July 7.

The opening reception for the complete exhibition is Saturday, May 26, 6:00–11:00 p.m. 

Exhibition hours and a complete calendar of scheduled events surrounding On Making Things Matter: Strategies for Preservation can be found here.