Lake Effects: Byron Gin and Heather Hancock

New works by Byron Gin and Heather Hancock

August 15 - October 3, 2011



Uncommon Ground on Clark

3800 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL


Work from my new series, "Verge" will be hanging at Uncommon Ground on Clark August 15 - October 3rd, 2011 as part of a 2-person exhibition with Byron Gin titled "Lake Effects."

Working in our separate media and styles, we have developed new pieces that clearly connect to one another with lake-inspired forms and restrained palettes of blues through grays and whites. In Byron's spare compositions the viewer is invited to take a second look at familiar lakeshore objects and birds which float on textured, layered backgrounds. Abstracted from their complex visual landscape, these familiar forms take on new significance.

My work is similarly spare in composition, glass floating in cement board. My interest is in considering the function of the lake as a blank yet dynamic palette, marking the space between sky and land. The lake is read as a transitional space: water at the verge of sky and land.