COLLECTING WITHIN by AIMÉE BEAUBIEN, Assistant Professor

Presented as part of her Penultimate Contract Review toward Tenure in the Department of Photography
Wednesday, February 7, 10:30 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., Room 327
United States

Aimée Beaubien’s photographic practice takes shape in inventive forms, disrupting the rectilinear format and traditional conventions of photographic presentation. Wild, fast growing vines creep about the garage, slink through the yard and climb all around Beaubien’s house and home studio. Inside the studio, hanging dried and drying plants mingle with huge tangles of cut and woven photographic pieces that dangle down from the ceiling. Beaubien will present recent collage-based installations mapping networks of meaning and associations between the garden, the ephemeral, and the photographic.

All faculty, students, and staff are invited, Q & A to follow the presentation.

Aimée Beaubien's cut-up photographic sculptures and installations explore collapses in time, space, and place, while engaging the complexities of visual perception. Solo and two-person exhibitions include oqbo galerie, Berlin; Gallery UNO Projektraum, Berlin; The Pitch Project, Milwaukee; BOX 13 Artspace, Houston; Johalla Projects, Chicago; and Demo Projects, Springfield, Illinois. Group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Evanston Art Center, Illinois; Bikini Berlin, Berlin; and Antenna Gallery, New Orleans.