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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 explores how American artists from the Black and Latinx diasporas who identify as women are using various forms of abstraction to navigate, respond to, and embrace the contemporary world. Out of Easy Reach is guest curated by Allison Glenn, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and organized by DePaul Art Museum, Gallery 400 at University of Illinois-Chicago, and the Rebuild Foundation. Out of Easy Reach continues at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University, on view August 24-November 14, 2018.  

Out of Easy Reach considers how artists from two generations have been informed by those before them; addressing the crisis of visibility of women of color within the narrative of abstraction’s history. Through the work of 24 artists, a broadened understanding of the freedom and impact of moving beyond binary thinking, beyond the body, and beyond the expectations of representation—emerges. Featuring work made from 1980 to the present, Out of Easy Reach presents myriad ways artists working in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta, Austin, and Puerto Rico employ abstraction as a tool to explore personal and universal histories.

Out of Easy Reach groups artists and artworks based on thematic affinities, and conceptual pairings happen throughout. In Chicago, the groupings were situated at each venue: At DePaul Art Museum, artists and artworks considered landscape, the body and the archive; at Gallery 400, spatial politics, mapping, and migration were concerns addressed by the artworks on view; assemblage practices that consider process, time, and material culture were situated at Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank. 

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

 

AUGUST 24-NOVEMBER 14,2018

GRUNWALD GALLERY OF ART AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, 6:00-8:00pm

 Symposium: August 23-24, 2018. For more information see Abstraction as a Strategy of Refusal

 

CHICAGO: APRIL 26-AUGUST 5, 2018 

DePaul Art Museum, Gallery 400, Stony Island Arts Bank

 

 

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

VENUES

august 24-november 14:

GRUNWALD GALLERY OF ART, INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON

1201 E. 7th Street, Fine Arts Building, Room 123, Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-8490

PAST: 

DePaul Art MuseumGallery 400Stony Island Arts Bank

 

TEAM

Allison Glenn, Curator, Out of Easy Reach

Theaster Gates, Executive Director, Rebuild Foundation

Elly Hawley, Director of Advancement and Strategic Partnerships, Rebuild Foundation

Dedrea Gray, Individual Giving

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

Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum

Erin Nixon, Assistant Director, Gallery 400 at UIC

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

Kellie Romany, Artist Advisor

Lorelei Stewart, Director and Curator, Gallery 400 at UIC

catalog

LINK TO PURCHASE CATALOG

Catalog includes full-color plates of many of the works on view; commissioned essays by Allison Glenn and Cameron Shaw. Additional contributors include: Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Lorelei Stewart, Rachel Adams, Torkwase Dyson, Chloë Bass, Rashayla Marie Brown, Alexandria Eregbu, Faye Gleisser, Mia Lopez, Kimia Maleki, Erin Nixon, Emily Wilkerson, and Jennifer Williams.

 

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Grunwald Gallery: Betsy Stirratt, stirrat@indiana.edu OR Grunwald@indiana.edu

Curatorial: Allison Glenn, info@outofeasyreach.com

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

Stony Island Arts Bank: Mallory McClaire, mmcclaire@space-fund.org

Gallery 400: Lorelei Stewart, gallery400@uic.edu