Alice Shaddle: Fuller Circles

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Published in 2024.

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This catalog was produced to accompany the exhibition Alice Shaddle: Fuller Circles, at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, from March 23 to June 16, 2024. Alice Shaddle: Fuller Circles introduces the enduring work of Alice Shaddle (1928 – 2017) to new audiences in Chicago, where her practice was centered for over 60 years. The exhibition and illustrated catalog feature works in a range of media––primarily her ingenious, original manipulations of paper––from an early, daring papier maché bas relief sculpture; shadow boxes with haunting visages; enigmatically constructed and layered collaged objects; documentation and remnants from Shaddle’s elaborate, immersive installations with related, large-scale colored pencil drawings; and her meticulously constructed, cut paper mosaic collage compositions. Archival materials reveal Shaddle’s intensive modes of working and inventive use of materials. Among these are a collection of handmade, collaged notecards with missives to her closest artist/friend Katheryn Kucera, revealing her sharp sense of humor and evidence of their deep friendship and support for each others’ creative lives.

This publication was developed in close collaboration with the artist’s family. Contributions from a range of writers explore Shaddle’s life and work in the context of Chicago’s kaleidoscopic art world, from the 1960s into the 2000s, including her association with Artemisia Gallery for many years, as well as her life and interactions in the George Blossom House, a residential property in Hyde Park designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, where Shaddle lived for over fifty years.

Authors and contributors: Edited by Dana Boutin, Nicholas C. Lowe, and Lisa Stone, with contributions by Cain Baum, Charles Baum, Dana Boutin, Aimée Beaubien, Judith Russi Kirshner, Kathryn Kucera, Nicholas C. Lowe, Adelheid Mers, Lisa Stone, Mary Lou Zelazny. Foreword by Allison Peters Quinn.

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