On display July 16—September 23
“People of Color”
“People of Color” is a joint exhibition by artists Charles Anthony Lewis Jr. (MFA Painting 2012) and Christina Long (MFA Printmedia 2012). Both artists explore identity in unique ways that connect with their individual experiences. Lewis’ sparse graphite drawings on enormous sheets of gray smudged paper are disciplined, yet unorganized; calling attention to the paradoxical nature of assigned labels and categories. Long uses intimate family photos and dioramas to illustrate the dichotomous existent of identity. The daily functions her family engages in are juxtaposed to the artificial/expected settings played out in the dioramas. Lewis’ and Long’s work challenges our need to find comfort in these temporal structures, regardless what forms they may take, and our willingness to ignore their inherent flaws. For additional information, contact the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Multicultural Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.629.6869. (James E. Britt, Jr.)
On permanent view is Victor Skrebneski’s Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down photograph of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.