A Group Exhibition curated by Ken Folk
Em Lane Smith
Carolina Hicks (sbtl clng)
From the Curator:
“This project, Feeling Pink Like My Insides, explores grief, sorrow, loss, and most importantly, the heartbreak that follows and all the ways in which this heartbreak is intersectional in regards to people of color, specifically women of color, who are often taught to harness or put away our grief. I curated this show to feature artists who have created work about loss. I began this project after experiencing such an incredible year of loss- due to relationships ending, both romantic and platonic, and death in my family. I wrote my first full-length book of poetry, Grief Is A Privilege, as an outlet for what I was going through and the feedback I got after it was released made me realize that other folks had been living what I wrote and even though my trauma is mine, I realized that there was a greater sadness that did not just belong to me. I realized how intersectional heartbreak is and that folks who exist in the same or similar ways that I do, have experienced familiar loss. This project has aided me in finding uses for my sadness and as a way of healing and unpacking trauma. I’m so excited to have you all be a part of it.”
Ken Folk is a nonbinary trans, queer, Haitian artist from Texas who creates works about their existence as a Black, queer, nonbinary trans person navigating chronic illness, gender, institutionalized racism, and what it means to make art as survival- also romance. The self-proclaimed “Love Witch” explores ways in which heartbreak is intersectional.
About the space:
Hume Chicago is an artist-led, volunteer-run project space focused on creating space for, providing resources to, and elevating other emerging & traditionally underrepresented artists. Hume aims to serve the Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities through dynamic, accessible arts programming. We strive to foster an inclusive, creative environment in which emerging Chicago artists and their neighbors can commune and engage.
Hume maintains an open call for month-long exhibitions, workshops, and other creative projects proposed by emerging artists traditionally underrepresented in commercial galleries.