The Space Between Things: Works by Cherith Lundin

Exhibit dates: March 14 – April 26, 2014

Cherith Lundin examines the experience and poetics of space through drawing, painting, and installations. Her work abstracts moments of fluidity within familiar spaces, blurring the boundaries between interior/exterior, intimate/anonymous, and presence/absence.

Lundin grew up in Germany and received an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (‘00) and a BA from Wheaton College (’96). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Minnesota Museum of American Art; South Bend Museum of Art, IN; Winthrop University, SC; Midwest Center for Photography, KS; Manifest Creative Research Gallery, OH; Soap Factory, MN; Fitchburg Art Museum, MA; and Galeriehaus, Nürnberg, Germany. Lundin has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including Emergency Grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Center for Contemporary Art, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. She has taught painting and drawing at institutions across the country, alongside an active curatorial practice. She currently calls the Chicago, IL region her home.

Artist Statement

My work examines the experience and poetics of space, focusing on the overlooked and the everyday. I use architecture as architecture acts as site for departure, as link between the self and the world. The window, the fold, the cut-out, and the page become locations of possibility. I work two-dimensionally, playing with perception through paint and photography, as well as three-dimensionally, drawing in space and working with sculptural form.

I am drawn to temporary structures – to moments where what something is and what it appears to be are held in tension, and divisions between interior/exterior, intimate/anonymous, here/there, or presence/absence blur. By observing point of view, slant of light, and the mobility of the viewer, my work seeks to destabilize what we know and what we see, what we experience and what we remember.