Jan 11th 2019

2nd Midwest Open

@ Woman Made Gallery

2150 S Canalport st, 4A 3, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, January 11th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, February 2nd

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present its 2nd Midwest Open, an exhibition juried by Amy Galpin, who selected works by 35 artists from eight Midwest states.

In her juror statement, Amy Galpin notes: “I strove for a multidisciplinary exhibition with artists engaged in myriad visual languages. Ceramics and woodworking are shown alongside painting and photography. From Monica Brown’s focused abstractions to Lily Mayfield’s poetic but not overly sentimental photographs of her family, there is much to engage with in this exhibition. There is often an over-emphasis on art produced on the coasts, and this exhibition reminds us of the many talented artists working in the Midwest region of the United States.”

On view are two- and three-dimensional works by Biance Alebiosu, Anoush Bargamian, Hannah Bennett, Monica Brown, Phoenix S. Brown, Mirvia Eckert, Bronwyn Elkuss, Erin Garber-Pearson (image), Sue Goldsmith, Sharon Harper, Mairin Hartt, Tracie Hayes, Dawn Heid, Kelly Hensen, Susan Jablonski, Clarissa Jakobsons, Carrie Katzenmeyer, Sandra Leonard, Samantha Link, Ellen Lyon, April Malphurs, Lara Mann, Lily Mayfield, Beverly Alice Nash, Sarah O’Neil, Louise Pappageorge, Monica Rezman,
Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Liese Ricketts, Marna Shopoff, Harin Song, Mariko Ventura, Mallorie Wright, Kiki Zhen, and Rebecca Zink.

Juror: Amy Galpin

Amy Galpin, PhD, is the Chief Curator at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida. She was formerly the Curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College and Associate Curator, Art of the Americas, at the San Diego Museum of Art. In addition to exhibitions at these institutions, she has also curated exhibitions for the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, the Orlando Science Center, and the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, among other spaces.

‘2nd Midwest Open’ Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.

All events are free and open to the Public. Please enter the building through the parking lot at the North Entrance on the 21st Street side of the building. Call box access code:
Enter 271 and press Call button to be buzzed in.

• Donations are always welcome and appreciated: https://womanmade.org/donate

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3 | Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 | general@womanmade.org | www.womanmade.org

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4p.m. | Admission: Free

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