Deborah Baker: 6B | Firecat Projects | Galleries | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Deborah Slabeck Baker, Linked, 2017; Tied, 2017

Deborah Slabeck Baker, Linked, 2017; Tied, 2017

Warren Perlstein

When: Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 21 2017
Deborah Slabeck Baker uses simple tools to make oblique art. A show of her recent work at Firecat Projects, "6B," consists of 11 graphite drawings on light brown paper and three embroideries done in black thread on linen. Each piece contains a word or phrase, such as tightrope or union or loop, surrounded by seemingly trivial images, like dancers or statues or a doghouse; each is finished off with an ornamental border reminiscent of raised stage curtains. In the interplay of text, picture, and decoration, the poetry of Baker's craft quietly reveals itself. Continue reading >>

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