Sep 18, 2015-Jan 8, 2016

As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Arts + Public Life presents the work of Jessica Vaughn, a Chicago-born interdisciplinary artist who uses sculpture, photography and installation to discuss belonging and dispossession in urban spaces. As part of a site-specific intervention, Vaughn installs photographs throughout the Arts Incubator’s corridors and gathering spaces using wheat paste and freestanding boards. Paying close attention to details of how materials inhabit a space, this installation points to how improvised figurations of accumulated material and images get at what it means to occupy and circulate politically through space in broader social contexts.

Jessica Vaughn holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2011) and a Bachelor of Humanities/Arts from Carnegie Mellon University (2006). She participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program 2012-13. Her work has been exhibited at Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX and Slought Foundation Philadelphia, PA. Vaughn is currently an Artist in Residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program and recently attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2015). She has been published in Modern Painters Magazine, among others. Vaughn is currently the Alice C. Cole Visiting Artist at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

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