GURL DON'T BE DUMB: RANCH
Whitney Bradshaw, Hani Eid, Tony Favarula, Jackie Furtado, Alysia Kaplan, Cole Don Kelley, Eileen Mueller, Julie Oh, Corkey Sinks, and Jamie Steele
Curated by GURL DON’T BE DUMB
Iceberg Projects presents RANCH curated by the Chicago-based duo GURL DON’T BE DUMB. RANCH is an end of summer meditation on camp, Camp, and August’s inevitable return to the domestic. Having spent the summer months escaping the sprawl and burrowing into the wild, we return to the city feral. In this space we consider where we nested in the woods and seek to re-wild our domesticated city dwellings.
GDBD is a Chicago-based curatorial project founded in late 2011 by Eileen Mueller and Jamie Steele. From the start their goal has been to showcase the connective threads that spread between the work and research happening in the community of artists around them and contemporary work at large. GDBD traffics in work that reclaims rejected notions of femininity, superficiality, surface, and relevance with irreverence and total genius. www.gurldontbedumb.com
Eileen Mueller (American, b. 1985) lives and works as an educator in Chicago, Illinois. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and later received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Exhibitions include Bowling Alone at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Soft Ground at Roots & Culture, Chicago; Ceaseless Blooms in Jobless Colors at Johalla Projects, Chicago; and the upcoming The Great Refusal at Sullivan Galleries, Chicago. She is the recipient of the Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowship and the World Less Travelled Grant as well as a finalist for the Gelman Travel Fellowship.
Jamie Steele (American, b. 1985) currently lives in Chicago, IL. Jamie obtained her BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in 2003 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. She has shown work in recent group exhibitions at Threewalls, Chicago, IL, Woman Made Gallery, “Twenty in Their Twenties,” Chicago, IL (2012), Launch F18, New York (2011), LaunchArt, Peterborough, NH (2011), Blackett-Peck Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2011), and “Emerging Visions,” APG Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2010). In 2012 Jamie was the recipient of the John Quincy Adams fellowship awarded by Jessica Stockholder.