Space: 1466 E. 53rd St.
Artist: Tara Fadenrecht
Title: Take and GIve
Medium: Mixed Media Installation
Description: Partly based upon ivy swathed buildings in which a greenery shell is secretly wreaking parasitic effects upon the underlying structure, Take and Give questions preset notions of benevolent security. What may appear as a harmless carpet can quickly become a winding sheet. The installation also presents the viewer with questions of control, confinement and the space between protection and the protected.
Statement: My work revolves around protection and vulnerability. I often utilize cage-like structures and decaying architecture to represent both positive and negative attributes of security. The majority of my work contains either hand-woven or hand-formed metal as well as linear elements, which create dynamic shadow play.
Bio: Tara grew up on the rural high plains of Colorado. She attended the University of Kansas where she received her B.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. She also studied at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand as well as Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Penland School of Crafts.
Her artwork is held in public and private collections. In 2007, Tara received the William T. Colville Memorial Individual Artist Award. After creating several public art sculptures in southern California, she moved her studio to Chicago in 2008. In 2009, she received a CAAP grant for a site-specific installation Exposed.