Allison Wade

The Rest of the More

12.16.12 – 01.26.13

Drawing from a stockpile of hand-made and found objects, Allison Wade constructs tenuous, straightforward arrangements of unexpected juxtapositions. The work relies heavily on balance and tension; there’s a strong focus on where and how materials meet. Simultaneously aware of the specific relationships of the parts and the coherence of the whole, the viewer senses a new grammar, one that is open to interpretation. An ongoing interest in language structures—specifically syntax, conjunction, and parataxis – also informs the work. The Rest of the More, the title of the exhibition, comes from a conversation with a Finnish friend offering Allison the remainder of his leftover soup. Both an act of generosity and a unique turn of phrase, this expression conveys the ethos of the work presented here: a resourceful, idiomatic approach to making that reveals its own intuitive logic while inviting investigation.

Allison Wade received her MFA from the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, earned her BA in English literature from Stanford University and completed the post-baccalaureate program at Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been granted residencies at Mustarinda (Finland), ACRE and the Vermont Studio Center, for which she was given a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. She is the recipient of an Edes Foundation Semi-Finalist Prize, Clare Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists awarded through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her recent projects include exhibitions at Adds Donna, LVL3 Gallery and the MDW Art Fair with The Salon Series in Chicago; and the HF Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI. She is currently an adjunct professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. She lives and works in Chicago.

 

  • Allison Wade

    Untitled (S-hooks) (2012)

    fabric, wood, paint, hardware , 32 × 32 × 3 inches

  • Allison Wade

    fabric, wood, 40 × 36 × 2 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Installation view, The Rest of the More, devening projects + editions, 2012

  • Allison Wade

    chain, ceramic, cement, wood, hardware, paint, 9 × 10 × 5 feet

  • Allison Wade

    chain, ceramic, cement, wood, hardware, paint, 9 × 10 × 5 feet

  • Allison Wade

    Installation view, The Rest of the More, devening projects + editions, 2012

  • Allison Wade

    Installation view, The Rest of the More, devening projects + editions, 2012

  • Allison Wade

    Stay (2012)

    cast concrete, dimensions variable

  • Allison Wade

    Better (2012)

    wood, clay, ceramic, 28 × 9 × 7.5 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Installation view, The Rest of the More, devening projects + editions, 2012

  • Allison Wade

    Installation view, The Rest of the More, various small sculptures. Ceramic and mixd media.

  • Allison Wade

    Untitled (pink wheel) (2012)

    ceramic, hand-woven fabric, 12 × 9 × 8 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Upon (2012)

    Detail

    steel, wood, glazed ceramic, 26 × 42 × 9.25 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Upon (2012)

    steel, wood, glazed ceramic, 26 × 42 × 9.25 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Upon (2012)

    Detail

    steel, wood, glazed ceramic, 26 × 42 × 9.25 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Ligatures and Monograms (A/R) (2012)

    wood, ceramic, foam board, plaster cloth, paint, 42 × 42 × 12 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Ligatures and Monograms (A/R) (2012)

    Detail

    wood, ceramic, foam board, plaster cloth, paint, 42 × 42 × 12 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Ligatures and Monograms (A/R) (2012)

    Detail

    wood, ceramic, foam board, plaster cloth, paint, 42 × 42 × 12 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Despite (2012)

    chain, glazed ceramic, 26.5 × 5.5 × 3 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Despite (2012)

    Detail

    chain, glazed ceramic, 26.5 × 5.5 × 3 inches chain, glazed ceramic

  • Allison Wade

    Ligatures and Monograms (C/D) (2012)

    plexiglass, handwoven fabric, cement, 42 × 42 × 36 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Around

    chain, glazed ceramic, 24.5 × 8 × 8.5 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Considering (2012)

    clay, steel, fabric, wood, quartz, 49.5 × 18 × 8 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Considering

    Detail

    clay, steel, fabric, wood, quartz, 49.5 × 18 × 8 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Onto (2012)

    steel, cement, wood, foam board, plaster cloth, paint, glazed ceramic, 26.5 × 5.5 × 3 inches

  • Allison Wade

    Onto (2012)

    steel, cement, wood, foam board, plaster cloth, paint, glazed ceramic, 26.5 × 5.5 × 3 inches

Current

work : work

Katy Cowan + Michael Milano

12.14.14 – 01.24.15

Archive

offspace

Monika Bartholomè

Nightwalk

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

Aron Gent

Pure Pictures, Perfect Prints

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

offspace

Aaron Carpenter

Cartoons + C.A.B.S.

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Franziska Holstein

works on paper

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Seth Hunter

held/crushed

07.20.14 – 07.20.14

Mistakes Have Hidden Intention

05.25.14 – 06.28.14

Gerd Borkelmann

Different Every Day

03.09.14 – 04.19.14

offspace

Mike Rea

Exile on Main Street

03.09.14 – 04.12.14

offspace

Felix Malnig

Fringe Area

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Craig Yu

Phantom Limb

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Peter Fagundo

Model Questions for the Sun, the See and Other Things…

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

offspace

Sofia Leiby

The Drama of Leisure

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

Nathaniel Robinson

The Sensible Range

10.20.13 – 12.07.13

offspace

Variety Lights

Variety Lights featuring Thora Dolven Balke + Sam Lipp

10.20.13 – 12.07.13

offspace

Alain Biltereyst

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Sterling Lawrence

If I Plucked You from the Sea

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Matt Rich

Razors & Vapors

04.28.13 – 06.08.13

offspace

Vincent Hawkins

Flying Suit

03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Nancy Ford

Land Loping

03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Rainer Spangl

UUUUU

02.03.13 – 03.09.13

offspace

Shit is Real

new editions by Chicago artists

02.03.13 – 03.09.13

offspace

Nick Ostoff

Tracing

12.16.12 – 01.26.13

Allison Wade

The Rest of the More

12.16.12 – 01.26.13

offspace

Julia Hechtman

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

Christopher Michlig

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

offspace

Michael Pfisterer

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

Gary Stephan

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

06.10.12 – 07.21.12

Jin Lee

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

offspace

Dorothee Joachim + Richard Roth

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

I Surrender

03.11.12 – 04.14.12

offspace

Alexander Valentine

01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Joshua Abelow

Songs from a Room

01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Mark Booth

The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape

12.11.11 – 01.21.12

offspace

Scott Fortino

Unfurl

12.11.11 – 01.21.12

offspace

Andreas Karl Schulze

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

Dianna Frid

Evidence of the Material World

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

offspace

Sound & Vision

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Volker Saul

Rough Cuts

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Leslie Baum

The eyes have it or how to win a staring contest with a monster

05.22.11 – 07.02.11

offspace

Works on Paper

05.22.11 – 07.02.11

offspace

MultipleMix

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Andreas Fischer + Melissa Pokorny

Kabinett 5

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Britta Bogers, Mark Holmes, Jered Sprecher

Kabinett 4

12.05.10 – 01.22.11

Dana DeGiulio, Marie T Hermann, Anders Ruhwald

Kabinett 3

10.24.10 – 11.27.10

Richard Rezac + Gary Stephan

Kabinett 1 + 2

08.29.10 – 10.16.10

Paul Cowan + Matt Stolle

Causality without Cause

07.18.10 – 08.15.10

offspace

Wheatstone Stereoscope

07.18.10 – 08.15.10

Renate Wolff

Skies in Between

05.23.10 – 07.08.10

offspace

Berlin Drawings

05.23.10 – 07.08.10

offspace

Visceral Geometries

04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Nathaniel Robinson

de facto

04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Peter Otto

The Lodger

03.07.10 – 04.09.10

offspace

Heiner Blumenthal

A Hand-off Between

01.31.10 – 03.01.10

Rodney Carswell

hither and yon (little prisons)

01.31.10 – 03.01.10

Home Wreckage

Subversive Musings on Domestic Ideals

12.06.09 – 01.24.10

offspace

Time, Trauma, Drama and Rhyme

12.06.09 – 01.24.10

Dagmar Varady

Redden

10.18.09 – 12.01.09