March 6, 2014

2013: Dana DeGiulio @ The Suburban

Above: Dana DeGiulio exits the Buick LeSabre sedan which she drove, backwards, into Michelle Grabner's gallery: The Suburban.
Dana DeGiulio
New work: "Untitled," with book release.
November 17, 2013
The Suburban
125 N. Harvey Avenue
Oak Park, IL

1996 Buick LeSabre: 3.8 L V6-cylinder, 205 hp @ 5200 rpm, 17/27 mpg, front wheel drive, 4-speed automatic transmission, sedan, white in color.

The Suburban (gallery 1): 8 feet wide, 8 feet deep, ~9 feet high, concrete block walls, concrete floor, one steel door and one window; operated by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam.

Dana DeGiulio: b. 1978, Chicago Heights, IL; BFA, 2001 and MFA, 2007, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Instructor of Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008).

Above: Dana DeGiulio exits her Buick LeSabre sedan, closing her opening reception on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Above: The white, 1996, Buick LeSabre sedan which Dana DeGiulio crushed against The Suburban gallery.
Above: Evidence of the damage done, by Dana DeGiulio and her Buick, to the concrete block walls of The Suburban.
Above: Dana DeGiulio, right, with her Buick LeSabre sedan, after her opening reception on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Above: Dana DeGiulio, right, with Buick, indicating the scale of The Suburban, gallery 1; note gallery 2, in background.
Read more:

Nick Bastis, Chicago Artist Writers, December 11, 2013:

Lise Haller Baggesen, Bad at Sports, December 20, 2013:

Matt Morris, Artforum, January 3, 2014: (must register to view Artforum archive on-line)

Matt Morris:

Images (1-6) November 17, 2013;
Copyright Paul E. Germanos.

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