Claire Sherman: Proximity

Opening: Saturday, Jul 17, 2021 4 – 7 pm
Saturday, Jul 17 – Aug 28, 2021

1612 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


PATRON is proud to present, Proximity, our first solo exhibition with New Jersey-based artist Claire Sherman. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, July 17 and will continue through August 28, 2021. While reservations on tock are encouraged, they are not required to visit the gallery.


"Amazing as it is from the rims, the commonest viewing points, you have not been in the Grand Canyon without the descent into its underworld. Postmodern academic criticism argues that the whole world is packaged for us, that nature is no exception, and we never see what is before us without an invisible frame courtesy of the mass media or even of great art and literature. There is truth in that, but at the height of postmodernism’s popularity, we were virtually forbidden to experience anything directly, emotionally, or kinetically. If we did so, we were accused of being “essentialists,” ignoring the imposed frames, falling for the propaganda. However, those who have immersed themselves in the stewardship of western lands refuse to forego lived experience and close scrutiny, adding more not less strata to the consideration of places like the Grand Canyon, which some now think is not 7 million, but 700 million years old."  

- Lucy Lippard, Undermining


Image: Claire Sherman, Cave and Water, 2021