Shelves of Mist

A solo exhibition by Sacha Ingber

Opening: May 12, 2018 7 PM – 10 PM

2055 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL

In “Shelves of Mist” Ingber presents architectural designs of porous domestic scenes. A window caressed by undergarments, a bedroom set enclosed in an oversized cheeseboard, and a personal vending machine for eggs (Sacha’s favorite food) are some examples. The kitchen –which is the studio- is her sculptural gastronomic site of wild, yet meticulously planned experiments. She designs her sculptures by following impossible recipes, where the crust is created first and the foundations last. As with baking, this process necessitates trust and hours of being in darkness.

“Shelves of Mist” is a site of an idiosyncratic production, where everything is reconsidered anew. We may consider this work as yet another feminist reaction, which of course it is. But it is also something else. In Ingber’s world the social rules as we know them, as well as physics, do not apply. The result is alternate realities that are possessed by radical freedom. A freedom that is not “free from,” but that is free.