Amy Babinec: Golden Rule















(Abandoned, Golden Rule Mine, Lenzburg, Illinois, watercolor, colored pencil, and charcoal on paper, 11 1/4 x 15 inches, 2017)


RAC FlexSpace is pleased to present Amy Babinec: Golden Rule

Exhibition runs from May 20th through June 23rd

Please join us for the opening reception Sunday, May 20, 3-6 pm

*Artist talk will take place on Saturday, June 16, 1pm – Amy will discuss her most recent work in the exhibition. Open to all ages.


Amy Babinec debuts a recent series of Intimately-scaled drawings which address the power of objects to contain memory and history.  Using archaeology as a tool to uncover discarded fragments of domestic lives, she creates a dialogue between real and imagined family history.


We are delighted to announce that Amy will be teaching two workshops:

Making and Using Sketchbooks

Saturday, June 16th, with an artist talk to follow with Amy in the FlexSpace at 1pm.

Introduction to Object-Based Archaeological Drawing

Sunday June 10th


Amy Babinec is an artist and educator whose projects focus on lost memory, trauma, and archaeology.  An upbringing in the coal country of Illinois has informed her recent practice of documenting abandoned mines. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago, her MA in art history and archaeology from the University of Maryland, and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute.

She currently teaches painting and drawing at colleges in the Chicago area and is a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Her work has appeared in exhibitions nationwide.