Comfort Society is proud to present a lecture by artist Myra Greene. Greene will discuss her new work which examines her complex cultural connection to African fabrics. Investigating ideas of materiality, craft, modernism, abstraction, decoration, and identity, Greene manipulates these fabrics into multiple forms. Photographs and quilts express her experimentations with scale, perspective, depth, and symbolism.
Myra Greene was born in New York City and received her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.F.A. in photography from the University of New Mexico. She currently resides in Chicago, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Greene’s work has been featured in nationally exhibitions in galleries and museums including The New York Public Library (2012), Art Museum of the Americas in Washington. D.C. (2012), and at FotoFest 2010 in Houston, Texas. Her work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City and The New York Public Library.
Comfort Society is a weekly lecture series held Sundays at 1 during the Logan Square Farmer’s Market. Lecture topics range from the useful to the unexpected. Sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee.