Image courtesy of Three Walls
09/12/2015 – 10/24/2015
Laura Davis is a Chicago based artist whose work examines the intersection of craft, design and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context through sculpture, drawing and installation. Davis’ most recent solo exhibition, Histrionic Renovation, was a site-specific installation created for the Mies van der Rohe designed McCormick house at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL. She has been featured in many group exhibitions including Homebodies at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Two Histories of the World (Part 2) at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Her work has been written about in Art in America, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Art 21 Blog, Art Slant and in 2013 Jason Foumberg selected her as a “Breakout Artist” for Newcity. Davis received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1996 and teaches in the department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.