Opening Wednesday, January 13th, from 5:30PM - 7PM
To obtain Zoom credentials, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-artists-katie-chung-unyimeabasi-udoh-tickets-133283467439
Chung and Udoh’s works are in the current show, “Excavating Memory” at the Chicago Artist Coalition and curated by Juelle Daley. This event will also have a special appearance by poet, Richard “Dingo” Dingwall, author of A Window to Let the Light Out”.
Due to Covid-19, the show was closed to the public but will re-opened on January 4, 2021 by appointment until January 20, 2021
Exhibition Info: https://chicagoartistscoalition.org/events/excavating-memory
Excavating Memory is a journey into the world of archiving, memorializing and reclaiming cultural erasure. Using photography, drawing, sculptural objects and mix-media installations, Katie Chung and Unyimeabasi Udoh resurrect memories that communicate the subtleties and multiple layers of self with the freeing statement, “I define me”.
Katie Chung is a Korean-American visual artist from Chicago working in drawing, print, and sculpture. She blends her heritage and personal identity to build a legacy that reveals her relationship to immigration and labor. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, participated in local and international exhibitions, and is currently a member of Candor Arts, a resource for the design and production of artist books.
Unyimeabasi Udoh works across various media—including textiles, prints, artist’s books, and computer games—in an attempt to bring to light and make peace with an idea of the void. Their practice centers on surface and absence, text as image, redaction, redundancy, and blackness as color and construct. Udoh holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Architecture from Columbia University.
Richard “DINGO” Dingwall started writing in 1994, joining the Poetry Society of Jamaica in 1995. He recorded the CD “Ransom” in 2000, a unique blend of music and poetry. He was a featured poet on the Calabash Literary Festival in 2002. Featured on the Word Alive Literary festival in St Lucia 2013.He performed on the “Jamaica Rising” event in Bristol UK to honour Jamaica’s Poet Laureate—Professor Mervyn Morris in 2014. After performing with backing bands for more than a decade and after a “very long” hiatus from writing, he has now published his first collection of poetry—“A Window to Let The Light Out”He was previously published in the Cultures Sud anthology, So Much Things to Say—the Calabash Literary Festival’s anthology, and Jubilation: Poems Celebrating 50 years of Jamaican Independence. He is currently working on a screenplay and his second collection of poetry.