Dec 9th 2017

Blanket Statements

@ The Overlook

3323 w. armitage ave

Opening Saturday, December 9th, from 7 - 10

On view through Sunday, December 31st

What holds us? What warms us? What protects us?
How can the untouchable, be touched?

Blanket Statements is a multi-city exhibition project with exhibitions and events in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Chicago’s exhibition centers on the politics of fiber and ways in which they can be used as powerful statements, such as protest banners, flags, blankets. Thinking about our current political climate and how something as mundane as a blanket can now be charged with connotations and expectations of care, warmth, and protection in a time when all are needed but seem a luxury. Blanket Statements brings together the work of eight artists with diverse approaches to fiber and textile making to illuminate the importance of this medium as a form of resistance.

We offer an alternative to the traditional exhibition opening to take an evening to care for one another and have an intimate evening of art, performance, and community. To do so, we are having you RSVP to hold a spot, with a very limited amount of guests to keep the intimacy.

*Doors at 7 – Performances at 7:30*

Works by:
Adam Bach
Melanie Teresa Bohrer
Jenna Boyles
Riley Cavanaugh
Jessica Langley
Luis Mejico
H. Melt
Ann Moody
Alan Neider
Anna Showers-Cruser

Curated by:
Jennifer Fagan
Ellery Royston

The evening will be B.Y.O.B(lanket) to cuddle and sit on. We will be collecting blankets to donate to Connections for Abused Women and their Children.

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