Jan 8th 2021

Signs of Change

@ GoCM: The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics


Opening Friday, January 8th, at 7PM

On view through Saturday, January 9th

“Signs of Change” virtual exhibition event is brought to you by Gallery of Contemporary Mosaic with the help of the Bum Sophisticates.

Join us for the premier of our inaugural virtual gallery event this Friday, January 8, 2021.

This video event will present conversations with the Founder & Executive Director of GoCM and The Chicago Mosaic School, Karen Ami, and informational interviews with artists Ben Blount, Natalia Virafuentes, as well as an interview with Brave Space Alliance’s Jae Rice and inspiring readings by Benji Hart and Elizabeth Marino.

Preorder the exhibition catalogue here: https://chicagomosaicschool.org/cms-art-shoppe/p/signs-of-change-catalogue-pre-orde

Proceeds from catalogue sales will go to the following organizations:
Brave Space Alliance
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago
Black Lives Matters Chicago
Coalition to End Money Bond
Urban Art Restart
2020 has been a year of growing pains. What comes from those pains? Change.

With a country divided, we have seen groups of people show up to stand up for what they truly believe in, even in the times of this pandemic. Freedom of speech and fighting against injustice and racism is more important.
Gallery of Contemporary Mosaic (GoCM) presents the exhibition Signs of Change, which presents wall-to-wall visuals of protest signs, cartoons and mixed media that have been used in demonstrations around the world in this historic year.

This exhibition intends to create a space for all these voices to be seen and heard, and for a discourse to happen, facilitating the possibility of different viewpoints to be understood.

Signs of Change is co-curated by Evanston-based letter press printmaker, Ben Blount, who uses the art of letter press printing to explore questions of race and identity.

Learn more about the participates via these links:

Ben Blount: http://benblount.com/

Natalia Virafuentes: http://nataliavirafuentes.com/

Benji Hart: https://benjihart.com/

Elizabeth Marino: https://www.vagabondbooks.net/2020/07/asylum.html?m=1)

Brave Space Alliance: https://www.bravespacealliance.org/

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