Apr 10th 2015


@ Hairpin Art Center

2810 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor

Opening Friday, April 10th, from 6 PM - 12PM

On view through Sunday, April 26th

An art exhibition about unity and connection in the face of gentrification.

April 7th, 7-8:30 soft opening.
April 10th, 6-10 pm, public opening reception.

Gallery hours: Wednesday 3-7 pm, Friday 5-7 pm and Saturday 2-5pm.

Artists Amie Sell, Aga Furtak , Attitude 7, Fernando Espinosa Herrera and Peaceflowartistry further explore the topic of gentrification in the Logan Square community. They will be creating site-specific installations true to their mediums of sculpture, video, photography and painting.
Last September, during the A Day in Avondale Festival, they came together to create a show titled place create which featured the beginning of the Attitude7’s #GentrifiedCampaign and a re-installation of AmieSell’s Home Sweet Home, that had been previously removed from the Milwaukee Avenue Art Festival for its content memorializing the mass evictions of Logan Square residents in 2014.

This exhibition will include:
– 32 foot long woven site-specific installation by Amie Sell
– #GentrifiedCampaign and mural by Attitude 7
– surreal photography projections by Aga Furtak
– figurative puppet sculptures and video installation by Fernando Espinosa Herrera
– live painting & art-making by Peaceflowartistry

“Our collaboration will focus on connection, networks and unity, extending the ideas of home into the neighborhood,” says Amie Sell, “Displacement, loss of diversity and neighborhood change is a byproduct of development of the built environment and inflated exchange value capital. It is important that we find the space to focus on relationships, memories and interactions between people, the spark that creates true community value and life in the spaces between.“

“Gentrification has both positive and negative impact on a community and there are many perspectives and views”, says Gretchen Henninger, President. “We welcome these artists to the Hairpin for an informative and insightful exhibition and dialogue.”

Programming details:
April 12th, 1-3 pm Artist Talk.
April 12th, 3-5 pm Community Potluck.
April 15th, 8-10 pm, Death & Taxes party with musical performances.
April 18th, 8–10 pm, Music Performance: Raiz Nueva & Tarnation
April 23rd, 7-8:30, Screening of Right to Wynwood documentary & Presentation by Marcos Feldman, NEIU Sociologist about artist’s relationship to gentrification.

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