May 9th 2019

Join us for the opening reception for Composites: An Active Return to Sites for Future Justice at the 5th Floor on May 9 from 6-8pm!

Artists, Scientists, and Creatives: Nancy Sánchez Tamayo, Santiago X, Kelly Kristin Jones, Andrew George, Meg Malone, Chloe Nash, Swamp Dead: Ben Taylor with Sandy Guttman, and Todd Garon

Curated by Rachel McDermott

Location: 5th Floor is located on the 5th floor of the Art and Exhibition Hall at UIC at 400 S. Peoria St.

“Composites: An Active Return to Sites for Future Justice” brings together a group of artist, scientists, and creatives whose work directs contemporary societal questions about our vernacular every day back to their original sites to examine what is there, what is happening, and what we’re missing. With practices in land management and healing in public space, their studies of the sites themselves identify patterns, draw attention to oppressed histories, and develop new methodologies in order to push for more equitable futures. With purposes and intentions that exist outside the gallery, the works and projects bring practices of action and presence inside an educational institutional exhibition space. The title looks at the projects and artworks as composites, with many complexities and parts through observation, engagement, and forward motion that gather together to move collaboratively forward to make change.

Free and open to all!
Show on view through May 24.

Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday 2-6, Saturday 12-6 or by appointment.

For more information and to schedule appointments (open to all) outside of designated exhibition hours please contact Rachel McDermott at

The exhibition space can be accessed by an elevator or five sets of stairs with a railing, and large text and audio labels will be available.

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