My practice explores the economy of form and rules of mathematics through wooden collapsible sculptures. They employ thin frames of lumber – serving as borders which intersect space – that are connected by hinges. Each sculpture ranges in scale – some are eight feet tall while others are 24 inches – but all employ infinite reconfigurations through mechanical joints that juxtapose their component’s rigid design. These works act as inconsistent boundaries of space that physically unravel a ground of logic – like fibonacci’s sequence – to question associations between Western masculinity, genius, and mathematic and aesthetic perfection.
Julia Koreman (they/them/she/her) was born and raised in Chicago, IL where they work out of “Double Coincidence,” a shared studio space, wood shop, and gallery that they helped co-found. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI) where she double majored in Chemistry and Studio Art. They recently completed the Field/Work residency at the Chicago Artists Coalition (2019-2020) and were accepted as a 2021 resident artist at ACRE. Their artwork has been exhibited at The New York Arts Program (New York, NY), The Southshore Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), Bend Gallery (Grand Rapids, MI), The Kalamazoo College Community Studio (Kalamazoo, MI), The LeRoy Neiman Center (Chicago, IL), and Gallery 37 (Chicago, IL).
Her studio practice is balanced by curating shows such as “It Be Like That Sometimes” at the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL) and “TBD… Nevermind” at the Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Gallery (Kalamazoo, MI). They also work with various nonprofits throughout Chicagoland to introduce and implement online art auctions for fundraising events.