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“Say It With Pictures” Then and Now: Chicago’s African American Photographers
On October 12 The Museum of Contemporary Photography will host art historian Amy Mooney in conversation with the esteemed photography scholar Deborah Willis in an unprecedented reveal of the forgotten work of African American photographers working in Chicago from the 1890s through the 1930s. The conversation will be followed by a reception at the MoCP from 7-8:30 p.m.
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Chicago Personal Mythologies
Madron Gallery's exhibition Chicago Personal Mythologies includes works by three Chicago artists: Arthur Lerner, Seymour Rosofsky and Leo Segedin. All three artists offer vibrant yet complicated pieces that attempt to display one's personal mythologies. Madron's exhibition creates a world of fantasies and myths and presents three different perspectives on how humans interact with their surroundings and themselves.
Opening Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm
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Folded Map photographs by Tonika Lewis Johnson
Tonika Lewis Johnson’s ongoing Folded Map project connects residents who live at corresponding addresses in the North and South Side neighborhoods of Chicago. By documenting architectural aspects of the neighborhoods and conversations between residents, Lewis Johnson demonstrates how a city of renowned institutions and robust tourism is also a city that struggles with issues of racial inequality and segregation. This exhibition was organized in partnership with Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research & Learning and the Public History Program.
On view at Loyola University Museum of Art through Oct. 20
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James Reka: Neudeco
James Reka is a young contemporary Australian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His origins lie in the alleyways and train lines of Melbourne’s inner-suburbs where he spent over a decade refining his now-emblematic aesthetic. His character work has come to represent the beginnings of a new style of street art: clean, unique and not necessarily on the street (much to his mother’s joy).
On view now through Oct. 27 at Vertical Gallery
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CGN In Print: Fall
Our Fall 2018 issue of CGN features the art of Suellen Rocca on the cover, an original member of the Hairy Who, and Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Elmhurst College. We also interviewed artist Theaster Gates, dealer Catherine Edelman, collector Sebastian Campos and others.
Look for the magazine in galleries, museums and hotels, or subscribe to receive the print edition. Our free e-newsletter comes out weekly, and our online calendar is updated daily.
Look for our companion 160 page annual CGN Arts Guide, your art bible for the year, since the guide features more than 120 arts listings. Look up galleries by specialty, and navigate the city, suburbs and greater Midwest with our maps. You'll also find information on area art services and resources.
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