Mara Baker

A Mountain One Fence High—A Ribbon Two Yards Wide, 5/ 20-7/28
Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., Riverside, IL 60546

Opening Reception Sunday, May 20, 3-6pm


For RAC’s Sculpture Garden, Baker will create a new, site-specific piece titled A Mountain One Fence High— A Ribbon Two Yards Wide and inspired by the urban fences of Baker’s neighborhood in Avondale, which function in both geographic and psycho-geographic ways to divide, cage, catch, block and color-code the environment. Baker’s installation at RAC repurposes chain link fence found on Craigslist in nearby River Forest, deconstructing and then reconstructing the fence in ways that challenge our ideas and expectations of their role and purpose in our communities.