A group show featuring several students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, including curator Peyton Rack. Viewing by appointment only. Reception Fri 5/10, 5-10 PM.
Hand-woven and screen-printed textiles by Chicago design duo Sonnenzimmer. Reception Fri 4/12, 7-10 PM.
Sanford Biggers's window installation Ago has a formal decorativeness that belies its provocative intentions. It combines a number of mediums (fabric, spray paint, wood, light boxes) and cultural references (quilt making, graffiti, Japanese woodblock prints, landscape painting) to put a twist on manifest destiny and America's coded—and not-so-coded—racial histories.
The starting point is a reference to a widely distributed 1863 picture of a runaway slave, Gordon, that showed his back heavily scarred by repeated whippings. Taken by the photographer William McPherson and his partner, Mr. Oliver, the image helped expose the horrors of slavery and has been credited with galvanizing the abolitionist movement. Continue reading >>
Kate Levant's first solo show in her hometown is on the gendered nature of objects. Reception Sat 4/13, 4-7 PM.
Group show featuring multidisciplinary work that explores themes of anachronism, reality, and nostalgia. Reception 5/10, 7-11 PM.
Paintings by John Dempsey exploring our immediate environments. Reception Fri 5/31, 6-9 PM.
Work by Rudy Gonzalez that makes collage from acrylic painting and graphic design techniques. Reception Fri 5/31, 6-9 PM.
Gina Litherland presents new magical realist oil paintings. Reception Fri 5/17, 5-8 PM.
An exploration of the concept by Amy Zucker. Reception Fri 5/31, 6-9 PM.
New work from abstract painter Ray Becoskie. Reception Fri 5/10, 7-9 PM.