Opening: Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 5 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jul 23 – Aug 27, 2022

1612 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

PATRON is proud to present Heft, a three-person exhibition featuring works by Daniel G. Baird, Kaveri Raveri, and Dominique Knowles. Occupying all four galleries of PATRON, these paintings, sculptures, and installations stage a ceremonial procession of loss and becoming. 

KAVERI RAINA (b.1990, New Delhi, India) received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and.

Select solo and group exhibitions include E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora (2021), National Indo-American Museum, Lombard, IL; Partings, Swaying to the Moon (2020), PATRON Gallery, Chicago, IL; NO LACKS, ME AND MY SHADOW (2020), M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; A Space for Monsters  (2021), Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Kaveri Raina (2020), Abattoir Gallery, Cleveland, OH; Linger to Gaze (2019), Annarumma Gallery,Naples, Italy; Linger Still (2019), Assembly Room, New York, NY; Here or There (2019), Paolo Arao, Rata Projects, New York, NY; Sarah.Canright / Kaveri.Raina (2019), Permanent Collection/Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX; spaceless (2019), Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Paint School (2019), Shandaken Projects, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY; garcia, raina, shore, tossin (2019) at Luhring Augustine, New York; Pleasure at a Distance (2018), Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA.

Raina has received several fellowships and awards including the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship, the Ox-bow Residency Award, and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Fellowship Award.


DANIEL G. BAIRD (b. 1984, Edison NJ)  lives and works in Chicago, IL. Baird earned his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2011. In recent years his selected solo exhibitions include: murmur (2019) at PATRON, Chicago IL; murmurings(2019) at Salón ACME, Mexico City, MX; of the water  (2018) at GRIMM, New York, NY; Field Station: Daniel G. Baird (2017) at Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI; Thereof (2017) at Granite City Arts and Design District, St. Louis, MO; When (2016) at PATRON, Chicago, IL; This New Ocean (2012) at Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR; and Has the World Already Been Made? (2011) at Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Cito, Longe, Tarde (2020), Haynes Art Projects, Chicago, IL; Local Comfort (2018), LVL3, Chicago IL; Classic Beauty: 21st-Century Artists on Ancient [Greek] Form (2018), Providence College Galleries, Providence RI; Singing Stones (2017), Curated by Katall Jaffrès, Palais de Tokyo, The Roundhouse at the Dusable Museum, Chicago, IL; Bearable Lightness of Being (2017) at GRIMM, Amsterdam, NL; HWBMx7 (2015) Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels; Habeas Corpus (2015) iMOCA, Indianapolis, IN; and Real Things About Real Things (2015) American Medium.

His work is included in the public collection of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Recently, Baird received the Artist Fellowship Award: Illinois State Arts Council Agency and was an Artist in Residence at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. 

DOMINQUE KNOWLES (b. 1996, The Bahamas) is based in Chicago, IL and Paris, FR. He received both an MFA and BFA in Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Recent exhibitions and venues include The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, Chapter NY, New York, NY; White Columns, New York, NY; Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, JP; KINDL, Berlin, DE; Institut Findlandais, Helsinki, FI; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY; Vdrome, Milan, IT; Galerie Layr, Vienna, AT; Sperling, Munich, DE; Four Flags at Chicago Manuel Style, Chicago, IL; Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL; The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Popop Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; The Bahamas International Film Festival, Nassau, Bahamas; The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Medulla Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, WI; 14°N 61°W, Martinique; Halle 14, Leipzig, DE; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN; and Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL.

Knowles has participated in a residency at The Suburban in Milwaukee, WI. Knowles has been featured in publications such as Artforum, Frieze, Spike, The Chicago Tribune, Süddeutsche Zeitung, FAZ, Garage Magazine, Contemporary Art Daily, Art Viewer, Bad at Sports, Arc Magazine, Arts of the Working Class, Parnass, Kuba Paris, Blank Canvas, Das Kunstmagazin, The Seen Journal and The Poor Farm Press.


Image: DOMINIQUE KNOWLES, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2022, Oil on linen | 46" x 64 1/4" / 116.8 x 163.2 cm