LOCUS is a recurring gallery event that blindly pairs visual and literary artists in order to explore how different mediums respond and react to each other’s work. In this iteration, twelve literary artists shared new or existing short works which were then individually shared with twelve visual artists without them knowing the original creator’s name or the title of the work and asked to make new pieces from there.
Twenty-four artists write, paint, photograph, develop and design from home during a pandemic with an uprising directly in the middle of the creation period. LOCUS: IV will be the culmination of all of that work, shared completely online.
You’ll be able to dive deep into the artists process with reaction videos, a moderated interview, process insights and of course, the culmination of artwork.
DAUREN AUGUSTINE | LIZZIE BENTON | KIANNI BEY | JEN COX | LILIANA ENCANTADA | BRENT ESHBACH | BRIANNA FACIONE | KATHLEEN FIELDS | GONZALO GUZMAN | AMANDA LYNN HOOPINGARNER | AMAY KATARIA | KIM KOVACIK | HANA KULOVIC | DANIELLE LEVSKY | CHRISTINA IVELISS MORRIS | BRANDON PERL | BIANCA PHIPPS | TOM RONNINGEN | BARBARA JEAN SMITH | SOH MEEJUNG | WYNONNA SUSILO | AIMY TIEN | CAROLINE WATSON | ELIZABETH WINKLER
Curated by WHITNEY LAMORA | Social Design by LORA NICOLE
LOCUS: IV will be free to view on it’s launch at 7pm CST on June 27th.
Donations will be collected as given and split between The Martin’s storefront (currently closed due to COVID-19) and Semicolon Bookstore, Chicago’s only Black woman owned bookstore and gallery space.
Any artwork sold goes directly to the artists themselves, plus any direct donations will be collected as given.