The Ways of Connecting the Floor to the Ceiling | Elizabeth Metzger Sampson and Shannon Schmidt

Exhibition: September 1 - 15
Opening: Friday, September 10, 6-9pm
Reading: Tuesday, September 14, 7:30pm

September 1st - 9th: Open Studio Hours
Weekdays (excluding Friday) open from 7:30 - 10 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 3rd by appointment only
Saturday, Sept. 4th open from 2 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5th by appointment only

The Ways of Connecting the Floor to the Ceiling investigates the creative process through the use of material and language. An installation or a material component of process, tufts of raw wool and hair will morph into an abstract surface of felted fibers, growing out of the architecture and spreading throughout the gallery. The artists will open the gallery to visitors as they construct the space, ultimately creating an environment of process. The visitors will become participants as they move through the space, creating a collective path by felting the raw materials on the floor with their feet. As the space congeals, a reading will occur at the end of the show, bringing writers whose process is evident in their final product into the space, to build upon the environment of experiment, chance, intention, and the spirit of continuum.

The Ways of Connecting the Floor to the Ceiling is a collaborative exhibition by Elizabeth Metzger Sampson and Shannon Schmidt, both writers and artists living and working in Chicago. The exhibition is ongoing from September 1st to the 15th with an opening on Friday, September 10th and a reading on Tuesday, September 14th.