Opening Exhibition at Juliet Art House invites you to reflect on the past year and transition into a new normal
Juliet Art House, 1750 South Union Ave
OPEN HOUSE, Saturday July 10th, 4-6pm
RSVP at thecolorofnormal.com
Visual artist Rebecca Baruc’s first solo exhibition will be free and viewable from June 17, 2021 to July 11, 2021 at Juliet Art House, 1750 South Union Ave.
The Color of Normal is a visual art exhibition inviting people to meditate on how they’ve changed, personally and collectively this past year. Sales of the artwork will benefit Pilsen Alliance’s Summer Youth Organizing Institute and is tiered into accessible price points through a raffle structure.
On display will be pastel portraits of Chicago community members alongside multi-media self-portraits. All these works celebrate a living, breathing community of diverse voices, and explore how people perceive each other and themselves. With QR codes presented alongside the portraits, viewers can hear audio of the subjects reflecting on the past year, their current lives, and how they see their futures. Subjects include but not limited to: Jordanna (musician/performer), Dan Wilcop (Artist/Designer), Sierra Hill (Subterranean Marketing Director), Nexus J (Performer/Poet), Jae Deco (Performer/Artist), and Suri (Composer/Writer).
The exhibition will donate 10% of all revenues from art sales to the Pilsen Alliance’s Summer Youth Organizing Institute–a youth led program centered on healing and empowerment. This institute covers a wide range of social justice topics, including gentrification, gender justice, immigrant rights, anti-Blackness, and conflict resolution.
The show lives at Juliet Art House, a new flexible space in the Chicago Arts District in Pilsen dedicated to showcasing and connecting local artists and small business owners. Founded by Chicago Public Schools teachers, Juliet Art House strives to prioritize community and educational partnerships in its creative practice.