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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

 

OPENING APRIL 26, 2018

Out of Easy Reach runs April 26, 2018 through August 5, 2018 and will travel to Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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

 

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Curatorial: Allison Glenn, info@outofeasyreach.com

DePaul Art Museum: Julie Rodrigues-Widholm, julie.widholm@depaul.edu

Mia Lopez, mia.lopez@depaul.edu

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

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