Oct 29th 2021

In Good Hands

@ Compound Yellow

244 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Opening Friday, October 29th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, November 28th

Join us Friday, October 29th
6pm to 9pm
Opening reception
“In Good Hands”

A group show curated by AMFM, Ciera Mckissick

The idiom “in good hands” is defined as to be in the care of a person or people who are able to take care of someone or something well. Oftentimes, women and femme identifying individuals are defaulted to be the caretaker. Women and queer artists are also celebrated one month out of the year from exhibitions, to talks, and highlights. To care is a spectrum, as is making; therefore if you are in the care of a maker, you are in good hands. Care is centered around the intention and attention to the work and by the hand that offers it.

“In Good Hands” is a group exhibition that features queer and women artists who create with their hands through the lens of photography, textile, fiber, text, sculpture, installation, and painting. Featured artists include, Bimbola Akinbola, Chi Nwosu, Jacqueline Surdell, Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, Jane Georges, Sophia English, Sydnie Jiminez, and Vidushi Lohia.

From the soft gouache paintings of Bimbola Akinbola’s family intricately woven, to the small soft plush hand sewn pieces from Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, and hand molded life size sculptures and tiles from Sydnie Jimenez, care is behind every touch. Each artist’s hands put in the work to create that which exists beyond the default.

On view at Compound Yellow October 29-November 28 as a part of AMFM’s Takeover Residency.

About Compound Yellow:
Compound Yellow is a non-profit 501(c)(3) experimental art space supporting independent cultural production, participatory projects, and interdisciplinary explorations. Composed of a group of artists, curators, educators, creative thinkers and engaged citizens, Compound Yellow hosts exhibitions, interventions, performances, workshops, lectures, gatherings, and collective imagining. We want to celebrate a culture of sharing, connecting and collective action!

About AMFM:
AMFM is an (art)ist organization for the people. We support and feature emerging and established artists through our website, which includes content with local artists and creatives from all over the globe, and through our curated events, exhibitions, partnerships, and activations. Through programming, AMFM combines the arts to cultivate community, diversity, inclusivity, intergenerational engagement and of course, good vibes with a purpose, mission, or cause. Learn more about us at http://amfm.life

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