Jun 27th 2020

The Young and the Restless


2251 S Michigan Ave, Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Saturday, June 27th, from 5:30PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, July 26th

FLXST Contemporary is pleased to re-open with our first group show The Young and the Restless. The group show brings together five emerging contemporary photographers from Chicago and Brooklyn who capture what it feels like to experience and navigate the current moment. Organized before the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests against institutionalized racism, the photographs in the show, in very timely ways, resonate deeply about community, identity, and the challenges of visibility. The photographers’ subjects range from the performance of race through an avatar, the contours of gender through manual labor, the constitution of womanhood through rites of passages, and the white genderqueer intimacy through objects and bodies. The Young and the Restless centers the anticipation, anxiety, and yearning of the photographers and their subjects who have found themselves at the here and now, as they attempt to make sense of the seemingly fractured worlds that they (and we) all inhabit. We are delighted to present the photographs of Samantha Cabrera Friend, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Danny Hwong, Ty Healey, and Colleen Keihm.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 5:30-8pm
Duration of Show: June 27 – July 26, 2020

FLXST Contemporary is committed to keeping our visitors and our staff healthy. We have implemented COVID-19 safety requirements (see graphic at left). We recognize that COVID-19 is still spreading, and we want to make sure that the gallery does not become a vector for more infections. This means our opening receptions will not have refreshments or food (as you will be required to wear masks while inside the gallery). The gallery will have hand sanitizer gel for your use. Please keep social distancing in mind while you are in the gallery. The doorknob of the public restroom will be disinfected. These are unprecedented times, and we appreciate your compliance with the safety requirements.

* Image credit: Chanel Matsunami Govreau and Danny Hwong, Yellow Ranger in Sunset Park #4, pigment print, 15” x 10”, 2017.

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