• Video Walkthrough Out of My Head, Jean Alexander Frater @ Aspect/Ratio

  • Out of My Head

    Out of My Head


    Aspect/Ratio is pleased to present Out of My Head, a new body of work from artist Jean Alexander Frater. Staying within their own geometric constraints, these paintings shift the process and address support, gesture, and frame. Support takes a leading role here, with allusions to the body and architecture. Historic 20th C. painting references abound in these wildly abstract works with subtle figurative leanings. Out of My Head also shifts away from Alexander Frater’s performative practice of painting that addresses the image. Hence, the image is constantly in-flux where a line can be a cut and is contorted in the process.

    Jean Alexander Frater is a Chicago based artist whose painting practice has deep roots in her sculptural background. This is Alexander Frater’s second solo/two-person show at Aspect/Ratio as she has had solo shows at The MISSION, and has been included at group exhibitions at institutions including The Wexner Center for the Arts, Rockford Art Museum, and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Alexander Frater was also featured in New American Paintings and was the recipient of a BOLT residency at Chicago Artists Coalition. Works from Jean Alexander Frater are included in the collection of the DePaul Art Museum as well as many private collections and public commissions.

  • (To Have and To Not) Hold

    (To Have and To Not) Hold


    Curated by Chloe Lewis and Daniella Thach

    April 24 - June 06, 2020

    Aspect/Ratio is pleased to present (To Have and To Not) Hold, a virtual group exhibition curated by Chloe Lewis and Daniella Thach. Showcasing video art and video performance art from Guy Ben-Ner, Iris Bernblum, Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera, Jean Alexander Frater, James Murray, and Casilda Sánchez, this virtual exhibition explores feelings of isola- tion, containment, and the physical need to release energy brought on by solitude. The fragile nature of our curret climate sets in motion these works which examine senses comparable to those heightened during a quarantined existence and serve as visual representations of some of the emotional states felt in this shared experience. Returning to our roots as a traditionally video based gallery,

    (To Have and To Not) Hold opens virtually

    Friday, April 24, 2020. Can be accessed on Vimeo in the link below.


    password: videoart

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