May 7th 2022

Hama Woods: Enjoy the Silence

@ Vertical Gallery

1016 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, May 7th, from 12PM - 6PM

On view through Saturday, May 28th

Vertical Gallery, Chicago’s premier urban-contemporary art gallery, is very proud to present ‘Enjoy the Silence,’ the debut U.S. solo exhibition from Norwegian stencil artist Hama Woods.

‘Enjoy the Silence’ runs from May 7-28 at Vertical’s 1016 N. Western Ave. location, with an opening-day reception on Saturday, May 7 from noon to 6:00 pm. The exhibit features a series of original canvases continuing Woods’ long-running preoccupation with consumerism’s effects on the world we inhabit, a theme she explores via black-and-white mammals and birds painted into colorful but unnatural geometric environments.

Woods’ art is characterized by her use of hand-cut, multi-layered stencils and spray paint. Since beginning her career in 2009, her work has consistently challenged viewers to contemplate the choices they make and the impact of their decisions on both the present and the future. In addition to exhibits and murals across Europe and the U.S., Woods has participated in multiple Vertical Gallery group shows over the years, most recently 2021’s ‘Atomic Number 13.’

Hama Woods
‘Enjoy the Silence’
May 7 – 28, 2022
Opening day: Saturday, May 7th, 12-6

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