Sarah Lee & Noah Singer // Lindsey French & Rosalynn Gingerich


THE MISSION is pleased to announce Control & Contrast, an exhibition bringing together paintings by Sarah Lee and ceramics by Noah Singer.

SARAH LEE received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2011 and a MFA from SAIC in 2017. Since graduating, Lee’s paintings have been featured in a solo exhibition, Unoriginal sublime, at THE MISSION, IN THE OFFICE, Presence Interrupted, a group exhibition at Julius Caesar, and at EXPO CHGO in Chicago, IL. She also exhibited a solo exhibition, Playing the Field, at Won Gallery (Seoul, South Korea).

NOAH SINGER is a self-taught ceramicist living and working in Chicago, IL. Singer has exhibited work at PATRON, Threewalls and Open End Gallery in Chicago, IL. He exhibited nonfunctional ceramics in an installation at THE MISSION, IN THE OFFICE in 2016 and THE MISSION’s booth at EXPO CHGO in 2016 and 2017. He completed a residency at Ox-Box School of Art & Artists’ Residency. He was the owner of Imperfect Articles and was a board member at Roots & Culture (Chicago, IL).


the Undersphere
THE SUB-MISSION is pleased to present the Undersphere, a collaborative installation by Lindsey French and Rosalynn Gingerich in THE SUB-MISSION. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 3 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The Undersphere will be on view through Saturday, December 16, 2017.

A room is a psychological place, but also a real place. It fades into the background and also exists as the background. French and Gingerich question the stake in noticing this nuance. When the uncanny nature of a room withdraws, we overlook its idiosyncrasies—the sags, curves, and flickers—that stray from the straight lines and tight corners we expect when we enter a space.

THE SUB-MISSION is converted into a sensual—but not sensational—room. The space drips, drags, and droops into a gooey and inflated environment. Eccentricities are celebrated and transformed into amplified versions of themselves. The withdrawn tentatively unfurls in this shifting light. The Undersphere encourages the viewer to acknowledge the space as receptive and question if we can cultivate our own receptivity within it. The possibility of transformation lingers in the breathing, softer version of the room in the Undersphere.

French and Gingerich began their collaboration while co-teaching an interdisciplinary studio course at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where they both continue to work. While French’s interest lies at the intersection of new media and landscape, Gingerich’s practice focuses on sculpture, drawing, and installation. Together, they respond intuitively and build off of ideas, impulses, and the presence of the other, embracing the unknowns of collaboration.

ROSALYNN GINGERICH received a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and a MFA in Sculpture from SAIC. In 2016, Gingerich’s work was included in 23rd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial curated by Lela Hersh, Monique Meloche, and Lorelei Stewart at Evanston Art Center. She was also previously selected to exhibit in the 19th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial curated by Barabara Wiesen and Lanny Silverman. She has also recently exhibited in Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power, and Pleasure at Koehnline Museum of Art (Des Plaines, IL) and ArtWork6 at Sullivan Galleries (Chicago, IL).

LINDSEY FRENCH received a BA in Environment, Interaction, Design at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and a MFA in Art & Technology Studies at SAIC. Her work was recently included in Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and History of Forgetting, with Industry of the Ordinary featuring Katinka Kleijn. She has also exhibited in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Woman Made Gallery, Riman Susan, Comfort Station, Sector 2337, and The Perch.
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