“Hyde Park is so important to me. All of my homies that I’ve known for fifteen to sixteen years, and two I’ve known for twenty years, grew up in Hyde Park. We’d always walk to each other’s house” – artist Nikko Washington, to the South Side Weekly, March of 2018.
Nikko Washington: 53 ’til Infinity
January 11 – March 31, 2019
Raised and shaped by the landscape and culture of Hyde Park, Chicago, IL, Nikko Washington has been creating art since he can remember. Beginning with drawing, and then painting, and finally graphic design and screen-printing. Washington’s introspective work often focuses on gentrification and displacement. Themes that the artist has experienced both in his own life and with those closest to him. Washington’s particular aesthetic has allowed him to excel directly with his individual work, as well as his role as the Artistic Director for Chicago hip-hop collective, Savemoney. In this exhibition, he will highlight his most recent works, some of which has been created specifically for this show and will be seen for the first time.
Join us for the exhibition opening event for on Friday, January 11 at 6pm.