Jun 23rd 2017

Black Light and Make Room

@ Gallery 400

400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, June 23rd, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, August 5th

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of two exhibitions at Gallery 400: Black Light and Make Room.

Black Light considers the powerful ways in which black artists continue to promote the visibility of black cultural producers and contest structural racism. Experimental in nature, the exhibition focuses not on the assembly of artworks or objects, but on a series of events.
Participants included: Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Community Futures Lab, Amir George, Patric McCoy, The Underground Museum, and more

Make Room explores the reclamation of self-care and how it is used by marginalized people to sustain resistance to structural oppression. The concept and history of self-care are complex dynamics of race, gender, and class that affect communities both emotionally and materially. This exhibition re-situates self-care and collective healing as a fundamental component of resistance, asking: What are our current systems of care? And which bodies are deemed worthy within these systems?
Artists included: William Estrada, NIC Kay, AJ McClenon, Rhonda Wheatley, and more

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