HYDE PARK — The Renaissance Society will host a new exhibit from a Berlin-based artist that uses garbage as a makeshift printing press.
Nora Schultz will create all new works for “Parrottree--Building for Bigger Than Real.” She uses found objects like metal bars, grates and tubes to create improvised prints.
“Schultz repurposes this refuse into sculptural objects, as well as contact printing devices, stencils and even simple rotary presses with which she prints — often as public performance — abstractions scaled from the intimate to the monumental, exhibited individually or in accumulating heaps,” according to the gallery.
The exhibit at the 5811 S. Ellis Ave. gallery on the University of Chicago campus is Schultz first solo show in the United States and the first curated by new gallery’s new executive director, Solveig Øvstebø.
Schultz will provide an overview of her work on at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 in Kent Hall, Room 120, on the university campus.
The exhibit is free and will remain on display through Feb. 23.