Curators from the Justice Hotel at 6018North asked eleven artists to create street-viewable artworks to spark dialogue with the community about justice. AJ McClenon created T-shirts memorializing the death of the United States, Mashaun Hendricks hung banners on the fence which ask who benefits from the criminal justice system. In response to COVID-19, the exhibition will be progressively installed throughout the fall. 6018North invites the community to join the conversation by installing work on social justice in your own windows.
The Hyde Park Art Center hands their galleries over to fifty of the city’s artist-run project spaces, from the bathroom gallery, Loo, to the ephemeral Western Pole to traditional spaces like Roots & Culture. A more ambitious follow-up to HPAC’s 2009 first iteration, highlights include a kitchen takeover by 062, which will create a mini-bodega in homage to artist and convenient-store proprietor Thomas Kong, a re-creation of backyard gallery The Franklin with a visually confounding installation by Alberto Aguilar and altars throughout the building from artists invited by Rootwork.
For Amoako Boafo’s first solo exhibition at Mariane Ibrahim, the Ghana-born, Austria-based painter shows a stunning series of never-before-seen works that use photo transfer to explore the beauty and autonomy in Blackness. Boafo’s images center the figure, making marks that range from detailed figuration to minimal design to washed out backgrounds. The details Boafo chooses to focus on give life to the subjects, leaving out information the artist deems unnecessary.