Julia Klein

1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
May 5, 2023 - June 11, 2023

Process On view from the street 24/7
Open Hours Saturdays and Sundays 4-7 PM

For the run of Procession, Julia Klein will be in residence at Roman Susan, working improvisationally in relation to the specific features of the space: its triangular shape; large, street-facing plate glass windows; narrow, alley-facing vertical side window; two sets of stairs; lower-than street level main space; front ledge/platform; four doors; pipes; residual anchors, screws, and layers of paint from previous shows. A succession of objects and structures imported from Klein's studio will travel along the interior ledge in front of the windows in quasi-performance for passersby, continuously emerging from and falling back into the storefront gallery. With attunement to the fluidity between sculptural interdependence and autonomy, Klein will activate this larger space, complicating the notion of orderly, forward movement as she constructs an environment through and for the production of new material relationships and documentation.

Julia Klein is a Chicago-based artist whose work explores the mobility and continuity of objects in time and space through the processing of materials. She has presented work locally and nationally, most recently at Chicago Artists Coalition, Hyde Park Art Center, and Weinberg Newton (Chicago). Klein has also participated in a number of fellowships and residencies, including the Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Residency, Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship, and the Terra Foundation Summer Residency in Giverny. She received a BFA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from Bard College. Since 2009 Klein has run Soberscove Press, an independent publisher of books about art and culture.

First image: Julia Klein in the studio, photo by Li-Ming Hu; second image: studio view, photo by Mark Ballog; home page: installation view at Roman Susan. 

The project was discussed in a public a conversation between Klein and José Santiago Pérez on May 21, 2023.

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