Jan 13th 2023


@ Chicago Art Department

1926 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, January 13th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, January 28th

Dared to be: Beautifully Black & Shining | Opening Reception

“Chicago-based contemporary silverpoint artist D. Lammie-Hanson has created a stunning, evocative and massive artwork in “Dared to Be Black and Shining.” This piece, which measures a commanding 96 inches by 144 inches, is one of the world’s largest silverpoint drawings and showcases the artist’s skill and dedication to their craft. It will debut at the Chicago Art Dept to the public as it is unveiled for the first time.

The artwork, which is rendered on black surfaces and nostalgically depicts the artist’s childhood memories of growing up in Harlem, NYC. It features the architecture of a tenement building and its storefronts, populated by family and friends both past and present. The artist’s use of silverpoint, a traditional drawing medium in which a thin silver wire is used to create delicate lines and shading, adds depth and texture to the piece.it dates back to Da Vinci and his comtemporaries.

Overall, “Dared to Be Black and Shining” is a powerful and moving tribute to the artist’s roots and the vibrant culture of Harlem. It is a must-see for art lovers in the Chicago area.”

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