Deb Sokolow: Visualizing

Opening: Friday, Nov 3, 2023 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Nov 3 – Dec 16, 2023

1709 W. Chicago Ave
2nd. Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

Deb Sokolow’s fifth show with Western Exhibitions opens with a free public reception on Friday, November 3, from 5 to 8pm. 

Concurrent with this show, Sokolow’s work will also be on view in the 5th iteration of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Deb Sokolow (b.1974 Davis, CA) is an artist and writer whose schematic drawings and books visualize an idiosyncratic architectural future with both criticality and humor. A number of these maquette-like renderings respond through a feminist lens to the history of architecture and to the social engineering involved in designing the built environment. Her work has been included in the 4th Athens Biennale (Athens, Greece) and in exhibitions at Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Siegen, Germany), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, Netherlands), The Drawing Center (New York), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford). Sokolow’s drawings have been reproduced for BOMB Magazine, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Best American Comics and in Phaidon’s Vitamin D2. Collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and a BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sokolow, based in Chicago, is a recipient of the Artadia award, two Illinois Arts Council Agency visual arts fellowships and is on faculty in the department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.

Image: Visualizing an Interstitial Zone of Space , 2023, Graphite, crayon, colored pencil, pastel and collage on paper, 11h x 8 1/2w x 1d in