ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to announce Council, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Mika Horibuchi, David Leggett, Orkideh Torabi, Erin Washington, and Caleb Yono, selected by gallery artist Robert Burnier, in Gallery Two. Burnier’s solo exhibition, So That Justice Should Be Tyrant, runs concurrently in Gallery One.
Chicago, IL, May 5, 2017- ANDREW RAFACZ presents Council, a group exhibition of works selected by Robert Burnier. The exhibition continues through Saturday, June 17, 2017.
In conjunction with his exhibition So That Justice Should Be Tyrant in Gallery One, Robert Burnier has selected works for Gallery Two by artists with whom his work is in conversation. Council runs concurrently with Burnier’s solo exhibition in Gallery One and includes paintings and works on paper by Mika Horibuchi, David Leggett, Orkideh Torabi, Erin Washington, and Caleb Yono.
‘The works in Council involve intense, sustained, unceasing introspection manifested in coded iconographies. Resolute, humorous, acerbic and provisional, their appearances bear out mystery, seriousness, self-healing and a fine-tuned consideration of one’s own location, even as they reach for waypoints and signs far from the self. Gazing forward and backward, they find a communion of malady and reverie.’ – R.B.
MIKA HORIBUCHI (American, b. 1991) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include Draw the Curtain, PATRON, Chicago, IL and No Secret, (with Jordan Nassar), LVL3, Chicago, IL (both 2016).
DAVID LEGGETT (American, b. 1980) received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2007 and his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003. Recent solo exhibitions include Their funeral, our dance floor, Shane Campbell Gallery (2017) and Black Drawls, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL (2016).
ORKIDEH TORABI (Iranian, b. 1979) received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2016 and both her MA and BA from the University of Art in Tehran in 2005 and 2002 respectively. Recent solo exhibitions include Orkideh Torabi: New Paintings, Yes, Please, & Thank You, Los Angeles, CA (2017) and Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL (2016).
ERIN WASHINGTON (American, b. 1983) received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include Useful Knowledge, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL (2016); EPHEMEROS, Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL (2016), and Hand of Mouth (with Ron Ewert), Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL (2016). Washington’s upcoming solo exhibition at Illinois State University in Normal, IL is scheduled for Fall 2017.
CALEB YONO (American, b. 1982) received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2015. Recent group exhibitions include Mommy, Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, FL (2017), Simple Pleasures, Heaven Gallery, and Revolvers Are Meant for Crocodile-skins, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL (2016).