Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Presents Chase DeForest H I D E

By Editorial Team on June 3, 2019

Thu, 06 June 2019 - Sun, 09 June 2019

Chase DeForest, Crossing Divides, 2019 40 x 30″ . Courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Opening: Saturday, June 8 from 7pm to 9pm

In this exhibition of two dimensional works, Chase DeForest explores the politics and relationships between leather and its source, the cow. Some artworks consider the context in which the animal and the landscape are intertwined, in both a romanticized western way – as well as one that is not so romantic. Other pieces indulge in the uniqueness of leather – the unexpected color palette, the elasticity, the durability. Leather has long held a place in the artists life – being raised on a farm (hides galore!) and involved in the custom cowboy boot making trade. This exhibit looks to further explore its making and symbolic potential.

Chase DeForest is a bespoke cowboy boot maker. Prior to this she spent over two decades working in visual arts management. Highlights include working for the globally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, and bringing to fruition the critically acclaimed Clyfford Still Museum. Throughout this time she also designed and built custom furniture before swapping wood for leather. DeForest has a Masters of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of

Gallery hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
  •  Sunday: 12 – 5 pm

The exhibition and reception are FREE and open to the public.

Pyramid Atlantic is located at 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville MD. More at or 301-608-9101.