February: David Obermeyer: Cuba.
Opening 2-14-20, 6pm -10pm
Discussion with David Obermeyer 7pm
Obermeyer had the opportunity to travel to Havana, Cuba on two occasions in early 2019. He found himself wandering the streets of Havana concentrating on the everyday in Cuba, looking for the link that connects us all regardless of space. Cuba is a complex country. The government provides everyone with housing, healthcare and a good education, a good model, but the sixty year embargo has made life a hardship for the Cuban people. There were bright spots in the economy during the Obama administration but the Trump Administration has taken us backwards as if that surprises anyone.
Obermeyer hopes Americans will work to end the embargo started 60 years ago whose sole purpose was to inflict hardship on the Cuban people. We need to stand up and embrace our socialist neighbors, in order to move forward.
Artist talk with David Obermeyer, February 27th at 7pm-830pm
Open by appointment only outside of receptions though March 6th. For an appointment call 312 320 7717
March: Curated by Tim Samuelson: Margaret Iannelli
April: The Social Movement Photography of David Bacon
Series 2020 May- October: The Erosion of Democracy in the USA.
May: Remembering Artist, Peace, and Social Justice Leader Mark Rogovin
June: Puerto Rico- curated by Monica Trinidad
August: Prison Neighborhood Arts Project and Disenfranchisement
September: Gerrymandering with Tom Greensfelder
October Special Guest Amos Paul Kennedy on the Election
November Spanish Civil War Paper Models
December Human Rights Day Show
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608