Join Weinberg/Newton Gallery for a free and open-to-the-public community event to celebrate the culmination of the Experimental Makers Workshop.
The Experimental Makers Workshop Community Event encourages visitors to interact with the garments constructed in the workshop by artists Isaac Couch, Joseph Lefthand and Sarah Whyte, which will be exhibited in the gallery’s storefront windows from August 16 through 28. The artists’ previous work will also be on view during the event to illustrate how their individual practices informed the pieces made in collaboration during the workshop.
The event will feature an art-making activity for all ages in the gallery’s courtyard and program space. Led by the Weinberg/Newton education team, this hands-on activity welcomes visitors to screen-print their own t-shirt with an exclusive design designed by Couch, Lefthand and Whyte. The gallery will provide all supplies, including fabric markers to encourage participants to personalize the design and make it their own.
The Experimental Makers Workshop, which began on June 28, explores impactful alternatives to institutional violence and navigates sustainable forms of social and political change. The workshop is initiated and led by Chicago-based artist Joseph Lefthand, in collaboration with Chicago-based artists Isaac Couch and Sarah Whyte. Through fashion, fiber and conceptual art, the group draws from practices informed by historical narratives of structural violence to imagine innovative approaches to nonviolence.
Face masks are required