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Seep

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported Seep! You all made this project possible!

Install + Deinstall Strike Team: David Breckenridge, Quyen Le, Chris Ottinger, John Harness, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Cecilia Vargas, Christina Cosio, Rebecca Parker,  Michael Christiano

In-Kind Support: Neon Shop Fishtail, Arcade Brewery, Joe Schmidt Creative, Chicago Artists' Coalition

Hatchfund Backers (listed by date of donation):

Karin Wuebker     Moira Hughes and Mike Silverman     Joseph Schmidt     Jesse Klausmeier     Gavin Breyer     Kate Nardin     Kristen and Craig Addonizio     Amy and Frank Holloway    

Daniel Urbina-McCarthy    Corinne Mitchell     Meredith Weber     Thomas Johannsen     Dylan Lingelbach     Amy Hwang     Cameron Hu     Deirdre Fox     Alan Carlson     Becky Zeisel    

Audrey Peiper     Andrea Nair and Amit Agarwal   Takashi Horisaki and Nina Christens    Jim Bruno     James  Jankowiak     Uba Backonja     Georgia Binnington     Casey Chin    

Miroslav Backonja     Emily Green     Lindsey Clark-Ryan     Margaret Creagh    Jessica Cochran     Wendy Bruno     LJ Janowski     Aaron Johnson     Joy Mao     Sara S.     Clement Miao    

Susan Reid     Christina Swartz     Maureen Garavan-Oskielunas     Susan Aurinko     Christina Cosio     Elory Rozner     Nathaniel Hughes     Kimberly Bretza     Fran DeGraff     Anna Lee    

Kathryn Price     Dianna Frid     John-Paul  Wolforth     Lisa Lee     Teresa Silva     Tamkinat Rauf     Alice Ravelo    Marianne Gartner     Kristen O'Connor     Bill Davis     David Breckenridge    

Elana Mann     Hoang Le     Browne Goodwin     Carol Ng-He     Lauren  Nagel     Marissa Lee Benedict     Rafael E. Vera    Jessie Morris-Forristall     Chris & Tina Wheat     Mel Potter    

Rebecca  Chmielewski     Anthony Bruno     Ed Rhee     Aaron Woodrow     Scott Weiskopf     Kathryn Silverstein     Katy Scoggin     Emily Chin     Eric Troffkin     Joseph Bruno     Veronica Chouinard    

Tiffany Funk     Gwynne Johnson     Morgan Matens     Jordan Price     Christopher Tourre     Jamie Couitt     Cortney Lederer     Holly Chen     Kathie Nichols    Andrew Thompson     

Lauren and Mike Harlowe     Jon and Jennifer Peterson     Claire McCarthy Peterson      Craig Peterson     Andrea Crist     Nora O'Leary-Roseberry     Hope  Nicely     Robby Schwindt    

Cynthia and Phil Warth     Joseph Han     Rishi Manepalli     Chau Leminh     Stevie Reynolds     Barb Hummel     Parag Patel     Jessica Lang     Emily Church     Annabelle de St. Maurice    

Richard Cordova     Laurie Werth     Jeffrey Lancaster     Jeffrey Meeuwsen     Steven Samson     Nicole Machata     Staci Tanouye     Tim Nickodemus     Kasia Houlihan     Saba Choudhry    

Brent Fogt     Sonali  Saluja    Scott Peterson     Avis Elson     Alexis  Nido-Russo     Jonathan Dold     Liane Ong     Rashayla Marie Brown     John Preus     Lynn Silverman     Kim Harty    

Gary and Alexis Burkett    Jerusha and Dave Sinsley     Amanda Greive     Annie Delano     Alexander Chieu     Meg Duguid     Brian Feldman     Ann Herrold Peterson and Kent Peterson

Jennifer and Paddy O'Reilly     Bill & Hong Le-Bruno    Ong and Ba Ngoai    A Tia and Ma Ba     Pamela Lee    Paulina Garcia     Kris Everson     Amitabh and Ruchi Bhandari     Russell Peterson

Diane and Hal Harlowe     Aay Preston-Myint

 

For EXPO CHICAGO the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art this past September 18-21, 2014, I created a 40 foot long neon sculpture entitled Seep that hangs in the entrance to Navy Pier’s iconic festival hall. Seep utilizes the darkness of the cavernous space to play with visitors’ eyes, bodies and brains. Dripping slowly down the brick wall and puddling on the concrete floor, the work is both a sculpture and sign. The shape of the work – an oozing curtain for a crumbling urban stage – was developed through a meticulous editing process combining and reordering the shapes of real spills and seepages. Here, where water and land meet at the easternmost edge of downtown Chicago, both the liquid and the land transgress their boundaries; the sculpture is simultaneously molten and solid, light and form, a living body and a ghost.