Amanda Williams is celebrated for work that responds to changing urban environments by blurring the boundaries between architecture and art. She is best known for her series, “Color(ed) Theory,” in which she painted the exterior of soon-to-be-demolished houses on Chicago’s south side using a culturally-charged color palette to mark the pervasiveness of vacancy and blight in black urban communities. University of Chicago Professor of Art History Christine Mehring joins her for a conversation about Williams’ work, the relationship between architecture and art, and Chicago’s art history. This event is organized in conjunction with Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, an unprecedented, sweeping, single-volume history of art and artists in Chicago. The book’s co-editor Robert Cozzolino will introduce and moderate this program.
This program is presented in partnership with The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago.
This program is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
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A book signing will follow this program.