March 18 – April 15, 2018
● THE CONDO ASSOCIATION ● 2700 W. NORTH AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL ●
Featuring portraits and installations by:
Joshua Michael Jenkins
Artist’s Portrait by Chi Nwosu
Mixed Emotions captures the beauty of bi-racial bodies, minds, and experiences through a lens uninhibited by social, political, or racial binaries. Throughout time, and to this day, our identities wane -as children, we are expected to pick black or white, wear Fubu or Abercrombie, say “nigga” or “ni****”, but never in-between. As children, the checkboxes on standardized tests didn’t include “multi-racial” like they do now. We were papis, mutts, too black or not black enough, ambiguous, fetishized, but always beautiful. We are uncertain if we are welcome in black-only spaces, yet always conscious and uncomfortable with being the only black folks in a room full of white people. It took a long time to identify ourselves FOR ourselves. And we’re still getting there; but our beauty and freedom of identity still reign.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
*March 18 – Opening Reception 6:00-9:00p
*April 14 – Last Chance Comedy Night
*April 15 – Closing Reception 6:00-9:00p
Additional events tbd
In between opening/closing, the exhibition is available during events and by appointment only.
The Condo Association is an art collective comprised of sex positive, anti-fascist, and anti-capitalistic humans seeking to empower and support the creativity and productivity of queer people, people of color, women, and other marginalized bodies.
The Condo is not ADA accessible (access via two flights of stairs.) The Condo contains two cats.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.