Uncommon Ground patrons will be dining with demons this fall as the
Lakeview restaurant hosts “Believe in Your Demons,” an exhibition of sculpture by Heather Hug.
Art show runs 9/22-12/5/16
Chicago- Uncommon Ground will feature the ceramic and found object sculpture of artist Heather Hug in an exhibition entitled “Believe in Your Demons” from September 22nd to December 4th. Diners will find themselves amongst strange dinner company, as Big Edna, Cowppuccino, and the Caffeinated Cat share a cuppa and a bite with them. “Believe in Your Demons” is a body of work created specifically for the four large dining rooms of Uncommon Ground Lakeview.
The art pieces have themes that come from Heather Hug’s longtime patronage and appreciation for the restaurant. Coffee, good food, friends, and love are what Hug’s demons are all about. The sculpture’s large frames contain ceramic figures interacting with odd objects as they tell stories about human nature, about our dark little secrets, flaws and quirks that make us unique…our demons.
We all have demons. We are human. We are imperfect. Our demons show us who we are. Out of dark events come perspective and change. Believe in your demons. They believe in you.
“Believe in Your Demons” opens Thursday, September 22nd with an opening reception from 6 to 8PM. Heather Hug’s demons will be in the restaurant thruSunday, December 4th. Uncommon Ground Lakeview is located at 3800 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL.
About the work
Humans make stories. Every one of us is building a tale, each moment of each day that we breathe, talk, eat, and just experience life. I make sculpture about human stories.
I combine fired clay with found objects. Used objects have histories that are personal and obscure. They are interesting on their own, but when attached to a clay figure they take on a new purpose and connect that figure to the real world.
The process of collecting and assembling odd objects is much like the way we construct our personalities as unique beings. We spend a lifetime collecting the faces, places, smells, and ideas that we use to sculpt the self, the inner demon, the Hugmunculus.
About the artist
Heather Hug has been a part of the Chicago art scene since 1994. Her involvement in Chicago art programs has included Cows on Parade, Gallery 37, and Illinois Arts Council artist residencies. Heather has designed and taught art classes for the Museum of Science of Industry, Field Museum and Hyde Park Art Center.
Heather's art work has been featured in the One of a Kind Show and Sale, the Gold Coast Art Fair, numerous galleries, and art venues in and around Chicago.
Posted on 09/21/2016 at 10:43:00 AM