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OUT OF EASY REACH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Kent, Procession, 2015, Acrylic on un-stretched canvas, 108 x 72 inches, Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT

Out of Easy Reach is a cross-institutional exhibition hosted by DePaul Art Museum, Gallery 400 at UIC, and the Rebuild Foundation, guest curated by Allison Glenn, Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate, Prospect New Orleans. Countering conventional accounts of art history that have often overlooked the artistic contributions of women of color, Out of Easy Reach presents the work of 24 artists. 

From traditional approaches to the more challenging usage, this exhibition will investigate the contemporary and conceptual expansion of abstraction by female-identifying artists from the Black and Latina Diasporas. Out of Easy Reach proposes that there are myriad ways artists are employing abstraction as a tool to explore histories both personal and universal, with a focus in mapping, migration, archives, landscape, vernacular culture, language, and the body.

Each exhibition venue will feature artists and artworks that are grouped based on thematic affinities, and conceptual pairings will happen throughout.  At DePaul Art Museum, artists and artworks will be presented that consider landscape, the body and the archive.  Gallery 400 will include artists and artworks that are concerned with spatial politics, mapping and migration. Stony Island Arts Bank will feature works that consider process, time and material culture.

ARTISTS

          

LISA ALVARADO

CANDIDA ALVAREZ

BARBARA CHASE-RIBOUD

BETHANY COLLINS

ABIGAIL DEVILLE

TORKWASE DYSON

MAREN HASSINGER

LESLIE HEWITT

SHEREE HOVSEPIAN

JULIANA HUXTABLE

ARIEL JACKSON

STEFFANI JEMISON

JENNIE C. JONES

CAROLINE KENT

YVETTE MAYORGA

AYANAH MOOR

HOWARDENA PINDELL

KELLIE ROMANY

XAVIERA SIMMONS

SHINIQUE SMITH

EDRA SOTO

MARTINE SYMS

ZIPPORAH CAMILLE THOMPSON

BRENNA YOUNGBLOOD

 

APRIL 26 - AUGUST 5, 2018

Out of Easy Reach will consecutively open across three venues in Chicago: 

DePaul Art Museum: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gallery 400 at University of Illinois Chicago: Friday, April 27, 2018

Stony Island Arts Bank: Saturday, April 28, 2018

 

 It will then travel to Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (Aug. 24 - Oct. 4, 2018). 

TEAM

Allison Glenn, Curator, Out of Easy Reach

Carris Adams, Exhibitions and Programs Manager, Stony Island Arts Bank

Theaster Gates, Executive Director, Rebuild Foundation

Sheree Goertzen, Operations Manager, Rebuild Foundation

Dedrea Gray, Individual Giving

Laura-Caroline Johnson, Collections & Exhibitions Manager, DePaul Art Museum

Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum

Julie Rodrigues-Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum

Kellie Romany, Artist Advisor

Lorelei Stewart, Director and Curator, Gallery 400 at UIC

This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue that includes full-color plates of the works on view; commissioned essays by Allison Glenn and Cameron Shaw, executive director and founding editor of Pelican Bomb; and short-form contributions about each exhibited artist written by invited scholars, curators, writers and artists. Contributors include: Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director and chief curator, DePaul Art Museum; Lorelei Stewart, director and curator, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Rachel Adams, senior curator of exhibitions, UB Art Galleries; Torkwase Dyson, artist and educator; Chloë Bass, artist and writer; Rashayla Marie Brown, interdisciplinary artist and writer; Alexandria Eregbu, interdisciplinary artist, curatorial coordinator, Mana Contemporary Chicago; Faye Gleisser, assistant professor of contemporary art, department of art history, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Mia Lopez, assistant curator, DePaul Art Museum; Kimia Maleki, project assistant, Persepolis Fortification Archive, The Oriental Institutes of the University of Chicago; Erin Nixon, assistant director, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Emily Wilkerson, deputy director for curatorial affairs, Prospect New Orleans; and Jennifer Williams, deputy director for the public experience, Prospect New Orleans.

 

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Curatorial: Allison Glenn, info@outofeasyreach.com

DePaul Art Museum: Mia Lopez, mia.lopez@depaul.edu

Stony Island Arts Bank: Carris Adams, carris@rebuild-foundation.org

Gallery 400 / Donations: Lorelei Stewart, gallery400@uic.edu