May 15th 2022

Stephanie Graham: Love You Bro Reception

@ Riverside Arts Center Town Hall Gallery

27 Riverside Rd, Riverside, IL 60546

Opening Sunday, May 15th, from 3PM - 6PM

On view through Thursday, June 30th

The Riverside Arts Center invites you to an artist reception for Stephanie Graham on Sunday, May 15th. The photographer’s exhibition, Love You Bro is on display in the Riverside Town Hall through June 30th. The Riverside Town Hall is located just around the corner from the Riverside Arts Center. We will also be holding receptions for Joseph Noderer in our Freeark Gallery and Catherine Schwalbe in our FlexSpace. Light refreshmments will be served at the Riverside Arts Center. Please join us for an afternoon of art in Riverside.

Riverside Town Hall: 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, Illinois 60546

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, May 15th, 3:00 -6:00 PM

Regular Viewing Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Exhibition continues through June 30, 2022

Artist Statement: Love You Bro explores relationships and how affection is expressed between black men. As an African-American artist, Graham’s photographs, videos, and installations are armed with humor, satire, and soul in an effort to make otherwise difficult conversations on race and gender easier and more comfortable in this increasingly divisive political and cultural climate.

Stephanie Graham is a Chicago artist, photographer, and filmmaker addressing the themes of social class, subcultures, race, and gender. She has held solo exhibitions at boundary (Chicago) and University of Illinois Gallery (Springfield). Her group exhibitions include The Silver Room, Produce Model Gallery, and the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago) along with CICA Museum in South Korea. In addition, her films have been screened at the Revolution at Point Zero Feminist Social Practice Symposium and the Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Graham’s art has been reviewed by Maake Magazine, Chicago Defender, Inside/Within, and the Chicago Tribune. She graduated from Columbia College, Chicago with a major in film and video, and a minor in photography. Her work is held in many public and private collections.

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