The second iteration in a series of contemporary interventions at the Driehaus Museum – presents the work of two Chicago-based artists – Nate Young and Mika Horibuchi.
By situating the architecture and history of the Nickerson Mansion as the primary site of investigation, Young and Horibuchi deftly employ personal and site-specific frameworks to approach the history of the 1883 building. The installations presented take on a decidedly quiet tone, allowing the objects to speak more calmly in order for the Nickerson Mansion to take center stage.
Nate Young explores themes of familial and collective history while his skillful woodwork recalls the same craftsmanship used to build the Nickerson Mansion. Mika Horibuchi blurs the lines between truth and fiction using the visual technique of trompe-l’oeil to pose questions regarding authorship and the construction of historical narratives.