Terrain Exhibitions Project Space 2011 - 2018
Founded in October of 2011 by artist Sabina Ott, Terrain was a public exhibition space in Oak Park, IL. Terrain was dedicated to featuring interventions into the conventional landscape of a front yard by emerging as well as established artists who have been invited to create a site - specific work. Artists were chosen for their interest in artworks that challenge the space between public and private, decoration and function, figure and ground.
Terrain differed from many other alternative art platforms in that the artworks were accessible and visible 24 hours a day, year round. Situated in Oak Park, a liberal multicultural village, Terrain was directly across from Longfellow Elementary School and across from Longfellow Park near Ridgeland and Jackson Avenues. Visitors, neighbors, school children, teachers and their parents are exposed to challenging contemporary art, offering the experience of discovery and surprise to the community. Terrain exhibited work that expanded, both, the audience of an artwork and the function of a suburban front yard.
This section is under construction and will be updated periodically until completed. At present this page shows only selected images from the many exhibitions hosted by Terrain, but in future will be expanded to include a page and supporting documentation for each project. If you have images to share from projects please email terrainexhibitions at gmail dot com