- $15 or pay what you can at the door
$12 in advance online
- Prop Thtr
3502 North Elston Avenue
Rhinofest welcomes a select group of Chicago artists whose work will be exhibited for the duration of the festival. Before, during, or after a show, we invite you to explore the lobby, the halls, the closets of the Prop Thtr space; onstage or off, this year's Rhino promises a unique encounter at every turn. Free and open to the public.
Claire Ashley was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and now lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the First Year Program, Arts Administration and Policy Program, and the Department of Painting and Drawing.
Her work spans drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and installation and is an attempt at a metaphorical representation of her domestic life. She has exhibited most recently at Devening Projects; Spoken at the intersection of ideas, dialogue, and change; Site Unseen 08 at the Chicago Cultural Center; the Harold Washington Library; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery; and the Brown Triangle Gallery.
Take a peek at the lives of inhabitants and the transgressions they commit in the privacy of their little homes.
Ania is a performance and video artist who is fascinated with voyeurism, surveillance, architecture and dance. Since 2005 she has worked as one half of 3 Card Molly, an interdisciplinary group that explores history, technology, female strength and vulnerability through the media of performance and video. Their work has been shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, Link's Hall, Millennium Park, and other venues in Chicago, Michigan and Canada.
Susan Kwon is an interdisciplinary visual and media artist based in Chicago.
Experimenting with video, text, and installation, the content of her most recent work is a shared authorship project that examines the relationship between one's inner monologue and outer dialogue. The private thoughts of individuals become a public art piece as strangers are invited to anonymously submit hand-written notes responding to a variety of prompts in one of her portable submission boxes. This ongoing process of gathering content is as much a part of the artwork as the upcoming video installation. What moves participants to share their secret thoughts, fears and desires also prompts them to re-examine the borders of public & private and individual & shared.
This Is a Play (by Joseph Riley) is a hand-made physical structure that functions alternately as a stationary gallery space displaying the scenic imagery and text for an original play, and as a kinetic theatrical set for the performance of that play. Overall, the work is a good-natured examination of theater as fine art and fine art as a framework for the stories of our lives.
The play itself is a fluid meditation on the nature of theater through the seamlessly combined perspectives of creator, performer, audience and critic.
John W. Sisson, Jr., is a documentary photographer based in Chicago. He operates John Sisson Photography and is also an Assistant Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
John specializes in the journalistic documentation of live performances and promotional photography on location for theaters, filmmakers, performance artists and arts organizations. He collaborates with performers, directors and producers to create images that are compelling, emotional and highly sensitive to creative intent of the authors. His work also provides an ongoing archive of the dynamic energy of theater and live performance in Chicago.