Opening Friday, February 28th, from 5PM - 8PM
On view through Sunday, May 24th
Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
This landmark retrospective is the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón, the late Cuban visual artist and printmaker who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society of Abukuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. The exhibition’s 47 prints encompass a wide range of the artist’s graphic production including her signature calligraphy technique, a printing process combining materials of various textures and absorbencies.
Curated by Cristina Vives and organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba, with the Chicago Cultural Center. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.
Friday, February 28, 5–8 p.m.
February 29, Noon–1 p.m.
Curator Tour with Cristina Vives and Artist Jacqueline Maggi
Image: Belkis Ayón, Vamos (Let’s Go), 1963, Collograph