Sarah and Joseph Belknap: We are Beasts

On view October 14 through the month of December, 2018.


Installation view of “We Are Beasts” by Sarah and Joseph Belknap

Exhibition curated by Freeark Gallery Director Claudine Isé

Opening reception is Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3-6pm
*Stay tuned for information on upcoming artists’ talks in conjunction with the shows
The Riverside Arts Center’s Freeark Gallery and Sculpture Garden is pleased to announce a new outdoor installation by Sarah and Joseph Belknap, titled We Are Beasts. The exhibition is organizaed by Claudine Isé, Director of the Riverside Art Center’s Freeark Gallery + Sculpture Garden.

With the Belknap’s We are Beasts, questions of what–and where–our humanity has brought  turn outward, towards the Cosmos. The Chicago-based artists will install a new installation of wildly colorful, grand-scale “meteorites” in various arrested positions. Here, the Belknaps present viewers with a field of strikingly poetic objects that posit terrestrial bodies–in this case, our own human bodies and the trees, rocks and other foliage of the Sculpture Garden — in provocative relation to minor celestial bodies like meteorites, which we normally think of as impossibly far away in time and space.

–Claudine Isé, Director, Freeark Gallery + Sculpture Garden

Image caption:
Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, artists’ rendering of We Are Beasts for RAC Sculpture Garden.

Artists’ Bios

Sarah and Joseph Belknap

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who received their MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working as a team since 2008, their art has been exhibited in artist-run exhibition spaces in Springfield, Brooklyn, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis. In addition, they have presented performances at institutions throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, and the MCA. Their work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art, The Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Western Exhibitions, and solo shows at The Arts Club of Chicago and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.