A.J. McClenon: Notes from VEGA

Monday, Oct 4 – Dec 18, 2021

5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

Notes from VEGA is a solo exhibition by artist A.J. McClenon. The exhibition features work from McClenon’s ongoing VEGA series, imagining an aqueous Black future, parallel universes and an escape route fleeing from anti-Blackness, climate change and the destructive forces of capitalism and systemic racism. When the earth is no longer able to sustain their livelihoods and options are limited, they return to water—the source of life. Viewers are invited to take a glimpse into VEGA through writings, diagrams, collages and videos that begun during McClenon’s 2019 residency at Hyde Park Art Center.

Image Below: A.J. McClenon, Deep Surface: Salivary Gland and Cornrow Map Study from page 885, 2021

Mixed media collage/drawing. Dimensions:32 x 27 x 4.5 inches