DEFIBRILLATOR is proud to present
DRESSING the FUTURE in MY HUMILITY
by ACRE artist
SAT 14 MARCH 2015 @ 7PM
The one night exhibition will include interactive performance, video installation, sculpture, and a publication.
Embracing nostalgia and a stripped down aesthetic, McGarvey uses this anecdote to describe his newest work, “I wet my pants during Kindergarten play rehearsal of The Three Little Pigs. I was the pig with the stick house.” And a similarly poetic biography snapshot, “My mother was a painter and drawer when she was younger but during my lifetime she didn’t draw much other than during my father’s sermons at church. We would doodle on the offering envelopes. She taught me to tear open the sides to provide a larger blank sheet when the inside was turned out.”
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a Chicago based volunteer-run non-profit devoted to supporting emerging artists. ACRE was designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. ACRE’s residency takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin with three 12-day sessions hosting 25-30 residents each time. Over the subsequent year ACRE endeavors to provide opportunities and exposure to its alumni. Each resident can become part of an online flat file and offered an exhibition opportunity at ACRE Projects in Pilsen or one of a number of other partner galleries.