There's Nothing Natural About This

Opening Reception: February 3, 6-9pm

Wedge Projects / 1448 N. Howard Street

The site specific installation work There’s Nothing Natural About This by Chicago artists Anne Yafi and Christalena Hughmanick looks at the spacial and temporal relationships between nature, architecture, the body and ownership of space. Yafi’s three-dimensional grid drawing makes subtle attempts in subverting its art historical origin through her use of a tactile craft material (pipe cleaners) and the intuitive application of color, while rejecting a narrative or sequential reading of any kind. Hughmanick’s quilted components take aesthetic cues from the ancient Roman architecture of Aquincum, using its slow deterioration over the past 2000 years to consider the relationship between human building and nature. Material choices reinterpret ancient building material and the level of function presented in the resulting works aims only to be graphic. More info at  


Jacob's Pillow Festival Gala

One of my photographs will be featured in the silent auction at the annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival gala on June 17, 2017. Located in my hometown of Lee, Massachusetts, this non profit organizations mission is to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance. This is a great way to bridge my training in modern dance with my current fine art practice. More info on the organization and even can be found HERE

Bridgeport Arts Center

A recent work A Pair of Shelves will be featured in the 5th Annual Juried Art Show at the Bridgeport Arts Center, curated by James Yood and Fred Camper. Join me for the opening on Friday, January 20 from 7 - 10pm. More information HERE

Book Release Party for "1-6"

Event Date: October 21, 6 - 9pm

Please join SAMUEL and the artists at TUSK for the release of the new book "1 - 6," a collaborative work by Christalena Hughmanick and Steven Vainberg. Snacks will be provided by Dove's Luncheonette and cocktails from Pub Royale. TUSK: 3205 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago IL 60647.