Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Evolve Right Now

Evolve Right Now

Joel Dean

Prairie Chicago, Illinois, USA September 13, 2019 – October 27, 2019

For those seeking a soulmate: Loveliness is loneliness. The collaged objects of the-end-of-days conjunct the plutonic week. For those seeking a sustained tone: Fukushima daisies, petals warped back. “Everyone has a black hole inside them, even the universe.” For those seeking palm trees planted outside a corporate medical building: Hearts, juicy warm, ripe to the

Joel, Dean, Evolve Right Now (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Prairie Joel, Dean, Evolve Right Now (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Prairie Joel, Dean, Evolve Right Now (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Prairie For those seeking a soulmate: Loveliness is loneliness. The collaged objects of the-end-of-days conjunct the plutonic week. For those

The Way You Talk & Queen’s Throat The Way You Talk & Queen’s Throat

The Way You Talk & Queen’s Throat

Jory Drew, Caleb Yono and Zachary Hutchinson

Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center Chicago, Illinois, USA September 6, 2019 – October 5, 2019

The Way You Talk is a selection of four series of works including text based paintings and ceramic sculptures made by Jory Drew, who has pulled from a personal archive of audio and written recordings between himself and former sexual and romantic partners. He is concerned with the nature of love and the capitalization of desire

The Way You Talk  & Queen’s Throat (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center The Way You Talk  & Queen’s Throat (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center The Way You Talk  & Queen’s Throat (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center The Way You Talk is

Opening next week: EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from 135 international galleries from 25 countries and 68 cities at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier Opening next week: EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from 135 international galleries from 25 countries and 68 cities at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier

Opening next week: EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from 135 international galleries from 25 countries and 68 cities at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier

Navy Pier Chicago September 19, 2019 – September 22, 2019

EXPO CHICAGO 2019 September 19-22, 2019 Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611, USA For more information: Expo Chicago Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Artsy EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Opening the fall art season every September, EXPO

EXPO CHICAGO 2019 September 19-22, 2019 Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611, USA For more information: Expo Chicago Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Artsy EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Opening the fall art season every September, EXPO

Tunnelscape Tunnelscape

Tunnelscape

Michael Ray-Von

New Works + sodA mundial Chicago, Illinois, USA 05/04/2019 – 06/22/2019

Picture yourself flying through clouds in an enormous flute of clear glass. You’re flying over the American landscape: a passenger in a glass flute. You feel the breeze blow in through the many finger holes; and you try to count the holes, but you only count: 1, 1, 1, 1. Suddenly, the whole flute whistles,

Michael Ray-Von, All the lights are green in paradise (2019). Ed. 1/5, 60 cards. Image courtesy of  sodA mundial Michael Ray-Von, How many cops is this? (2019). Mixed technique. Image courtesy of  sodA mundial Michael Ray-Von, Acid traffic (2019). Brass, copper, plastic, resin, glass, acetate prints. Image courtesy of  sodA mundial Picture yourself flying through clouds in an enormous flute of

So close, far away

So close, far away

Curada por Esteban King y Mia Lopez

Sector 2337 Chicago, Illinois, USA 10/13/2018 – 11/18/2018

This exhibition presents work by a group of artists from Mexico and Chicago who explore the parallels and intersections between art, communication and writing. Organized within the framework of the Lit and Luz Festival, So close, far away brings together a multitude of ways in which poetry, art, and literature manifest in artistic practices. The

Installation view, So close, far away, at Sector 2337, 2018. Image courtesy of the curator Installation view, So close, far away, at Sector 2337, 2018. Image courtesy of the curator Installation view, So close, far away, at Sector 2337, 2018. Image courtesy of the curator Esta exhibición reúne trabajos de un grupo de artistas provenientes

AFRICOBRA 50

AFRICOBRA 50

Gerald Williams, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell, Jeff Donaldson, and Barbara Jones-Hogu

Kavi Gupta Chicago, Illinois, USA 09/29/2018 – 03/11/2019

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists)—the black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s. In commemoration, Kavi Gupta presents AFRICOBRA 50, a landmark exhibition of original works by the five founding members of

Africobra 50, Installation View at Kavi Gupta, 2018. Photo courtesy by Kavi Gupta. Africobra 50, Installation View at Kavi Gupta, 2018. Photo courtesy by Kavi Gupta. Africobra 50, Installation View at Kavi Gupta, 2018. Photo courtesy by Kavi Gupta. The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad

Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez

Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez

Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez

Roots + Culture Chicago, Illinois, USA 09/07/2018 – 10/06/2018

Time shifting images exploiting the ambiguities inherent in historicizing the legacy of documentary and representational forms are at the center of new work by Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez. Employing diverse material from the recent past such as Playboy interviews with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and declassified School of the America’s psychological operations manuals to question

Installation view, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez at Roots & Culture, September 2018. Image courtesy of the artist Installation view, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez at Roots & Culture, September 2018. Image courtesy of the artist Installation view, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez at Roots & Culture, September 2018. Image courtesy of the artist Time shifting images exploiting the ambiguities inherent