May 20th 2016

Hand of Mouth – Erin Washington and Ron Ewert

@ Roots & Culture

1034 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Opening Friday, May 20th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Thursday, June 18th

For their exhibition and Roots and Culture, Erin Washington and Ron Ewert will present new paintings and sculptures in relation to a site specific architectural intervention. This exhibition continues the two artist’s similar explorations of lateral thinking and image sourcing as it pertains to the tangibility of language and meaning in unstable contexts.

Ron Ewert lives and works in Brooklyn, NY He received his MFA from the Painting and Drawing Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at S1 in Portland and Good Weather in Little Rock; group exhibitions at Johannes Vogt, The New York Art Book Fair (curated by Sara Greenberger-Rafferty), Monya Rowe Gallery, and Launch F18 (organized by Dan Devening) in New York; 356 Mission, and LA Art Book Fair in Los Angeles; The Green Gallery and American Fantasy Classics in Milwaukee; Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas; and the Freies Museum, Berlin. Exhibiting widely in Chicago, most recently Ewert’s work was included in The Great Good Place at 3Walls and A Study in Midwestern Appropriation, an exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center curated by Michelle Grabner. He was a founder and Co-Director of The Hills Esthetic Center, an exhibition space in Chicago dedicated to emerging local and international artists.

Washington is currently a lecturer in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her MFA in 2011. Notable solo exhibitions have been held at such venues as The Riverside Art Center, Riverside Illinois and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at such spaces as Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Julius Caesar, Chicago; and Columbia University in New York.

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