Irene Wa.: Crisálida de sal

Opening: Sunday, Mar 5, 2023 2 – 5 pm
Sunday, Mar 5 – Apr 15, 2023

319 N. Albany
Chicago, Il 60612

In Gallery 1, Irene Wa.’s second solo exhibition at Goldfinch, Crisálida de sal (Chrysalis of Salt) features new ceramic sculptures and drawings that spring from the Mexican artist’s recent study of diphonic singing (also known as overtone chanting, harmonic singing, and polyphonic overtone singing), a set of techniques in which the vocalist manipulates the resonances of their vocal tract to create the perception of multiple notes being sung at once. While researching diphonic techniques, Wa says that she "developed a profound interest in the body-as-instrument, the way sound is produced, and what that internal landscape looks like...I began an investigation into the anatomy of the inner body and its forms, finding and imagining hidden portals inside the neck, the vocal cords, the chest."