Ali Six: Trust

Saturday, Jun 19 – Jul 25, 2021

2006 W. Chicago Ave.
#1R (enter in alley off Damen)
Chicago, IL 60622

Over at VPS through July 25 is Ali Six 'Trust'. 'Trust’ draws heavily on personal experiences throughout Ali Six's life, from childhood to adulthood, and makes frequent visual references to apples — for centuries, a symbol of trust playing vital roles in tales from Adam and Eve to Sir Isaac Newton's discovery of the law of gravity, as well as a traditional gift from a student to a teacher to cement their relationship. Ali Six hopes that each viewer will reminisce on their own personal experiences within this body of work, or pause to contemplate what trust truly represents.  

Born and raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, Ali Six began his artistic journey as a five-year-old inspired by seeing his mother draw a cartoon bear for a kindergarten project. Throughout his life, he drew cartoons during class, and in high school he was introduced to graffiti. After building his reputation within vandalizing culture as Buelr (an homage to the Chicago movie classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Ali Six now focuses on further popularizing Richie the Raccoon around the city and across the globe through murals and wheatpastes.

Image: "Gravity" Stainless Steel Edition of 3 / Polished Bronze Edition of 10