Fabric-based pieces tightly focused on contrasts in material and texture, rather than color, encompass a thoughtful and compelling statement by an artist searching for balance in the midst of the mundane.
Mayorga dramatizes excess and questions access. Gendered colors, labor and signifiers of luxury are pushed to their most luscious and vivid extreme as a way to undermine the oppressive structures that created them.
Fresh as ever, a penetrating exhibition of the beloved Hairy Who reminds us of the risk-taking that today’s new art lacks.
With portraits of Chicago’s drag stars, Helen Maurene Cooper revives anachronistic photographic technologies to create a speculative history of queer photography.
A vital exhibition of photographs offering an unparalleled look at Chicago’s coming of age.
A diverse array of works reveal the hidden histories of revolutionary women.
Fake’s architectonic abstractions lay bare our inveterate insides.
As ARC Gallery turns forty-five this fall, current and former members reflect on the legacy and present of Chicago’s longest-running feminist alternative space.
Subtle gestures and silent citations attempt to make meaning from the vagaries of neoliberal labor and commerce.
Sculpture and installation flourish as Chicago welcomes cooler climes.