Migrations – DOEprojekts
Thursday, February 23, 2017–Sunday, April 9, 2017
How does migration of peoples (immigration, emigration) influence art, thought and culture?
What connects us (if anything) as human beings from different backgrounds and cultures? Migrations is an installation/exhibition that investigates the movements of peoples and ideas.
In terms of global peoples, the UN states that there are now over 244 million migrants worldwide – a 41% increase since the turn of the century. In terms of the global history of art and culture, ideas, experiences, and artifacts transform when cultures connect and/or collide.
Migrations is an installation series that, in terms of form, includes prints, embroideries and multi-media artworks. DOEprojekts creates world maps where country borders are not present, but the continents are delineated by Coreforms. Coreforms indicate continuous movement and migrations.
DOEprojekts has exhibited both internationally (as distant as South Africa and Germany) and nationally (as locally as the Lower East Side/NYC). DOEprojekts’ recent work has been supported by the 3Arts organization.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
DOEprojekts is led by Deborah Adams Doering (MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Glenn N. Doering (MS, Loyola University). Deborah’s work has been honored by Sotheby’s International Young Art Competition and juried in two Exhibitions of American Art. Deborah has attended artist residencies in the US and abroad, including Ragdale/Lake Forest and Public Art Residency, Kassel/Berlin. Her work is in US and international collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago. Deborah has performed collaboratively at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Glenn’s artistic background includes exhibition work, both as curator and artist, in Finestra Art Space, an alternative art space in Chicago. He also directed a 40-person design staff for catalog production for an international scientific equipment company for many years before dedicating his time and energy to creating experiences and artifacts as part of DOEprojekts.