Opening Friday, April 19th, from 7PM - 11PM
On view through Wednesday, December 31st
Designer and visualist Lacy Coligan’s conceptual exhibit “Windows of Opportunity—shouldn’ts, couldn’ts + can’ts” explores themes of social hierarchy, self-worth, and being “othered.” Stemming from a series of ongoing “all-walks-of-life” interviews Coligan began in 2018—the exhibit depicts human triumph and suffering through a monochromatic motif across multiple mediums. By bringing a visual voice to their emotions through the lens of “opportunity”— the artist hopes to facilitate conversations around diversity, tolerance and mutual respect.
Heavily influenced by her background in graphic and user-experience design, Coligan uses bold shapes alongside fine details to encompass the complexities of emotion. “Often abstract beginnings evolve into recognizable figures on their own.” She refers to it as Unintentionalism—a process of art focused on energy release and the search for calm. “The journey of creating is the experience I constantly seek, the art is simply the byproduct”
Coligan’s larger body of work is permanently on display at Agave Studio in Humboldt Park, where she shares this latest series on April 19th, 2019.
Live music by The Chicago based group The Menards will accompany the evening.
Food and drink
Open to the public