Jun 12th 2019

Connecting to the “Between Vision + Principle” exhibition’s themes surrounding Blackness occupying space, “We’re Here” features three short films by lens-based artists. Guests are also invited to stay for a Q&A with the film creators after the screenings.

1st Film: Folded Map™ Project
Tonika Lewis Johnson’s Folded Map™ Project visually connects residents who live at corresponding addresses on the North and South Sides of Chicago, investigating what urban segregation looks like and how it impacts Chicago residents.

2nd Film: The Heart of an Apple: Part 2
In Alia Jhane’s “The Heart of an Apple: Part 2”, young artist Alia contemplates her life and place in the world after an encounter with a lover. Finding refuge in her creativity, she turns the camera on herself to find clarity in the midst of self examination.

3rd Film: Drive Slow
Terrence Thompson’s “Drive Slow” follows a teenager from the South Side of Chicago attempting to finish his college essays. As he struggles to boil down his complex surroundings to 500 words, his friends’ disparate opinions, racist news narratives, and the threat of lingering danger only complicate the process.

About the Exhibition:

May 17-June 21

Curated by Zakkiyyah Najeebah and G’Jordan Williams

Artists: Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, W.D. Floyd, G’Jordan Williams, Justin Xavier Soto, Tonika L. Johnson, Stephanie Graham, Mark Allen Blanchard, Amina Ross, Lawrence Agyei, and Maya Iman

Chicago’s geographic, political, and intimate spaces have been central to the work of Black lens-based artists as they have navigated our city. Chicago Black artists continue to creatively utilize lens-based art to expand critical ideas regarding collective determination.

BETWEEN VISION + PRINCIPLE brings together artists who are exploring self and black collective determination through localized identity, the body, gender, concepts of beauty, the mundane, resistance, and triumph.

Arts Incubator Gallery | 301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri, 12pm-6pm
Free and open to the public

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