Feb 7th 2020

Andrea Coleman: For Memory: These Are Deities in My Eyes

@ Blanc Gallery

4445 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653

Opening Friday, February 7th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, March 13th

Andrea Coleman’s body of work continues to challenge and complicate visualizations of family centered storytelling through a process of digital redaction and multi-layering, most often initiated by coloration and intuitive mark making. Identified by Coleman as as digital paintings, the reconfiguration of her found family images provide a retelling and honoring of familial figures who she regards as “deities in her eyes”. Coleman’s practice is often guided by passed down family oral histories and family interviews. Her body of digital paintings question the interconnectedness and multidimensional relationship between vernacular images and how we read them as complicated portraitures.

Andrea Coleman utilizes the various mediums of oils, acrylics paints, magazine clippings, fabric and digital prints. Inspired by her suburban upbringing, animation and various mural artists, her work currently investigates the intuitive interconnectedness and multidimensional relationship of aura and narrative. She received her BFA at Columbia College Chicago and is currently a recent Finalist for the Luminarts Visual Foundation. Coleman is also an Idea Award recipient of the Art and Art Activism organization, Hollis Sigler Manifest Award winner and a previous HATCH projects resident at Chicago Artist Coalition.

For Memory: These Are Deities in My Eyes is curated by Zakkiyyah Najeebah and presented with support from Blanc Gallery.

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