Aug 13th 2021

I Sense Something Has Changed

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Friday, August 13th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Thursday, September 23rd

Survey 3: I Sense Something Has Changed, an inaugural group exhibition featuring new works by current HATCH 2021-2022 artists-in-residence, and curated by Cristobal Alday, Yi Cao, and Joan Roach. Exhibiting artists include Benz Amatayakul, Anwulika Anigbo, Bryana Bibbs, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Jennifer Chen-su Huang, Helen Lee, Osée Obaonrin, Nat Pyper, Farah Salem, Roderick Sawyer, Jade Williams and Nayeon Yang.

I Sense Something Has Changed examines the liminal state of perception, holding space for the intuitive moment when one is situated at a sensory threshold. 2021 HATCH residents delve into the multisensorial aspects of artmaking, as well as the metaphorical landscape of awareness, understanding, knowing, and interaction. How do our bodies, lead by touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste come to understand the present world amidst a pandemic that deprives the familiar and activates the unfamiliar? When our senses unfold as sites of voluntary and involuntary memory, what does it mean to sensate, to recall, and to forget? How might we recognize the reverence of human touch, in a time when many have gone without? And how will this shift, this purported moment of awareness, move us towards care for ourselves and one another? Housed in the physical gallery setting, in their sensorial materiality the artists’ objects and images mean to emphasize their co-presence they share with each viewer.

The exhibition will feature an interactive library of senses, as well as curated programming that further explores the senses through collaboration. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

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