Meet our May resident artist, Rachel Speakman! She is currently an undergraduate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying sculpture and painting, focusing her work on bringing together the natural sciences and fine art. Her current painting series explores birds as ancient symbols but also capturing their ephemeral nature, while often sourcing her images from dreams and past experiences. They are closely tied to climate change and the extinction of species, meditating on the idea that they will only live on as faint memories.
Check out her work: http://cargocollective.com/
The opening for Rachel’s work is on Wednesday, May 3rd at 8pm.