Paige Taul: 71

Opening: Friday, Jul 22, 2022 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jul 22 – Sep 1, 2022

2130-40 West Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present 71, a solo exhibition by BOLT artist-in-residence, Paige Taul. The exhibition will be on view from July 22-September 1, 2022, with an opening reception on Friday, July 22, from 5-8pm.

71, the most recent work by filmmaker Paige Taul, is about the sensibilities of the black middle class as observed by Jessica Taul and Pamela Patterson, the filmmaker's mother and aunt, respectively. Taul’s relatives discuss their differing tastes, definitions of class, frogs, and other qualifiers they consider in their evaluation of the space that they live in: a suburban-like outcropping of identical housing units. Through direct quotation and phenomenological relation to Bill Greaves’ seminal film, Still A Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class (1968), 71 navigates the temporal gaps in conformity and respectability politics between 1968 and 2022.

Image: Paige Taul, Still from "71', HD video/archival footage, 2022