Sep 19th 2014

A City to Wear

@ The Research House for Asian Art

3217 S Morgan St. Chicago, Illinois 60608

Opening Friday, September 19th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Monday, October 13th

The Research House for Asian Art (RHAA) Presents exhibiting Artists:

Nik Burkhart
Diane Thodos
Tony Phillips
Brad Carter
Judy Raphael
Mo Chen
Seth Hunter
Laura Wetter
Mari Lamp
Xiaotang Wu
David Lozano
Stella Zee

Curated by Snow Yunxue Fu and Summer Xiao Han.

“The enormous potential of what art can do as art only emerges when art deals with the laws, limits and history of a specific medium.” – Jan Verwoert

A City to Wear concerns with the embodiment of place and time in the individual cases. It asks the question of why one would still be painting in Chicago, and why painting now? Those specificities may just be intuitive instinct or merely caused by the practicality of life in the beginning. But over the times the fuel of the place and era may still penetrate, leaving the aroma.

The show is curated under the idea of how artist relates to their current location, more specifically how Chicago painters relate to their medium while being in the city of Chicago, which it might be or not be of their city of origin. The show will be held at the Research House for Asian Art, a gallery with the specific interest in its own Asian origin but is a space located in Bridgeport Chicago, where the neighborhood is especially known for its immigration culture of history. The local artists (painters) who position their studio in Chicago will present their paintings that focus on their diverse connections to the trace of their particular community, language, culture, history and art.

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