Work from the group show Locality curated by Tempestt Hazel at Chicago Artist Coalition on October 12, 2012
The locality of a place is not simply defined by location, but also by its position in space and time. In Locality, a group exhibition for HATCH Projects Residency, Barbara Blacharczyk, Angela Davis Fegan, Alexandra Lee (ATYL) and Erik L. Peterson were invited to extract parallels between the artifacts and residue of the past and present history of the Fulton Market District and the themes at the heart of their own individual artistic inquiries. Spanning across a wide variety of media, these artists provide visual investigations that intertwine with the culture of a neighborhood in which a historically rooted meat industry meets the growing pains and pleasures of a district in transition. They have each taken on the role of artist as archaeologist of a personal and public locale in order to create work which reflects themselves while also echoing the character of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s vicinity.