Duchess Presents:

Duchess is a collaboration between Kat Parker and Katie Rashid. Its purpose is to provide artists with the opportunity to show experimental contemporary art.

Gallery hours are Wednesday from 6 - 9 p.m. and by appointment. For further information please contact Kat Parker or Katie Rashid.

To give a sense of the gallery space, are a couple of photos from our inaugural exhibition, an installation and drawings by Alexander Stewart.

Mitzi Pederson's "sunset on the moon" is on view from October 28 - December 13, 2006. Read more about the artist; on the same page, you can see a number of works from this show.

Huong Ngo's "Savage Parallelograms" was on view until October 18, 2006. Read more about the exhibition; on the same page, you can see photos from the opening, including stilt-walking and violin-playing all around.

Kat and Katie were interviewed for the podcast Bad At Sports. Click here for more.

Duchess proudly presented the Cold Hearts film series on July 22, 2006! Cold Hearts is curated by Kelly Shindler and Deirdre Corley, known as Package deals.

Our second exhibition, Stacey Nemeth's "A Collision of Selves and the Improbable Colossus," was on view until June 26, 2006. See images of Nemeth's work here.

Our first exhibition, Alexander Stewart's "Cassette Tape Wall Drawings," was on view until May 1, 2006. Click here to learn more. Thanks to all who attended the artist's reception on Saturday, March 25 and made it a smashing success!

Duchess is pleased to present "sunset on the moon", the first Chicago exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Mitzi Pederson. Pederson's works, which fluctuate between two-dimensional collages and site-specific three-dimensional constructions, emphasize and explore chance. The collages on view are comprised of third and fourth generation photocopies upon which Pederson painted to expose or conceal specific areas. The sculptures, made from materials such as wood, plastic, silver leaf and glitter, respond to the architecture of the gallery space and play with light and reflection. Though delicate, their impact is substantial.

Mitzi Pederson earned her MFA at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. This spring she received a SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art. Her work will be included in the 2006 SECA Art Award exhibition, which will be on view at SFMOMA from January 27 through April 22, 2007. Pederson's work has been included in exhibitions at White Columns, New York, and Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan. She had her first solo show at Ratio 3, San Francisco in 2005.