An exhibition by Anita Hawkins & Amy Ungricht
Chase Home Museum
Wednesday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
November 18, 2022 – January 13, 2023
Opening reception | November 18, 6-8 pm
The artworks in this exhibition focus on different subject matter, referencing art history and nature, but share a similar formal quality, with their use of mixed media and the line. Anita Hawkins’s work uses crochet—considered a feminine and domestic art medium–in pieces that respond to Abstract Expressionism, shifting the lens of art history to a feminist perspective. Amy Ungricht’s work references symbiotic relationships in nature, mycorrhizal networks, and geologic time, examining non-human time and communication methods in nature. Both of these artists reject mainstream concepts of history and craft.
About the Artists:
Amy Ungricht is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She got her BFA from the University of Utah, and recently graduated with a MFA from Pratt Institute. Her art focuses on the natural world, with special focus on geologic time, and alternate methods of communication found in the natural world. She currently resides in Brooklyn.
Anita Hawkins, originally from the DC Metro area, received her BFA from the University of Utah in 2019. She works in contemporary textile practices, converging on crochet as synchronized paint and sculpture mediums. Influenced by the Abstract Expressionists and Neo Dadaists, she makes works that proclaim both their textile sensuality and laborious process while placing themselves firmly in art curation traditions. She lives in Salt Lake City with her better half, Robert, and a veritable petting zoo.