Works in Progress: Stan Shellabarger

Free With Admission
  • Robert B. And Beatrice C. Mayer Education Center
    Above the Commons, Accessible via the Northeast Stairs and Elevator
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Installation view, Works in Progress: Stan Shellabarger, Aug 2009
Photo © MCA Chicago


Explore the creative process with amazing artists as they create new works on-site. Drop by any time to talk to the artists, ask questions, and be inspired.

Stan Shellabarger's performances and conceptual objects center on the body, addressing issues of mortality. His quasi-ritualistic actions test the limits of his own body and attention span in ways that prompt the viewer to question notions of self. His performances are imbued with humor and irony, as well as an earnest belief in the individual's ability to endure tedium and repetition. Stan received a MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.