Boundaries

Opening: Friday, Apr 16, 2021 3 – 8 pm
Friday, Apr 16 – May 16, 2021

2150 S. Canalport
#4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608

Enter thru North Parking Lot Entrance on 21st Street

Virtual Opening Reception: April 15, 6-8PM
Gallery Opening Reception: April 16, 3-8PM

(Registration required )

 

"Boundaries" explores modern digital and physical boundary setting as we emerge from global pandemic conditions. While many new physical boundaries have been defined for us, other boundaries were left to be defined.  This exhibition considers the magnitude of this particular moment, as well as conceptual dimensions and negotiations of boundaries broadly, and as particularly experienced by womxn and non-binary individuals.

 

Statement by Whitney LaMora 

"The opportunity to jury a show under the theme of “Boundaries” in a space dedicated to women and non-binary individuals at the precipice of emerging from a global pandemic is really exceptional. As the reality of what each individual’s new normal would look like set in over the past year, boundaries had to be discovered, set, and considered within our new modalities. While the world was devastated by the pandemic, women became a particular target. Women took the hit when it came to job loss, the massive uptick in at-home responsibility, and the additional pressure of being an emotional centerpoint of so many lives and families. Trans women and non-binary individuals continued to experience disrespect, violence, and instability while watching governments continue to entertain laws that removed their already thin protections. These experiences rang loud and clear in the submissions for this exhibition. Artists spoke of gender identity, motherhood, the healthcare system, the body, physical space, mental health and an incredible amount of nuances in between. I hope the juried exhibition is a sufficient representation of all the rage, heartbreak, frustration, and work that women and non-binary people face every day. Boundaries may feel impossible to set, but as we can see by these powerful works, they are imperative to daily survival." - Whitney LaMora

 

Exhibiting Artists: 

Carolina Alamilla
Morgan Bukovec
Tazia Cira
Rebecca Drolen
Marylu E. Herrera
Christine Holtz*
Savannah Jubic
Emily Lang
Erica Lee
Eryn Lewis
Jess Levey
Liza MacKinnon*
Hazel R. Magnolia*
Jennifer Mannebach
Gillian Marwood
Jodye Moon and O’Malley Steuerman
Nirmal Raja
Hayle Silva
Corran Shrimpton
Pam Marlene Taylor
Britny Wainwright
Jessica Witte*

*Exhibiting in virtual presentation only.

About the Juror: Whitney LaMora (she/her) is a queer Chicago-based creative. Her artistic background spans from theatrical production to art curation, entrepreneurial leadership, goal-oriented mentorship, and beyond. She is a champion of interdisciplinary projects and emerging / DIY creators. She lives in Logan Square, obsessively reads, and takes in plants. Whitney is the creator of multiple Chicago art entities like Locus and the Accountability Clubhttps://whitneylamora.com/

View the exhibition online
Visit the Gallery -- Thursday-Saturday-Sunday  12 - 4
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A virtual opening reception is planned for Thursday, April 15th, 6 - 8 PM via WMG's YouTube Channel and will feature the juror in conversation with featured artists. Eventbrite ticket holders will be invited to a Zoom mixer with all exhibiting artists immediately following the program. Registration is recommended.

A gallery opening reception is planned for Friday, April 16, with 30 minute appointment blocks for up to 15 people between 3 - 8 PM. Appointments are required for the opening reception only. All works available for sale are listed on WMG's webstore.

 

COVID-10 Update: As of April 6, 2021, Woman Made Gallery is limiting the number of visitors in the gallery to fifteen at a time. Face masks are required.  Appointments required for the gallery opening reception only. No appointment necessary for open gallery hours.

If you need accommodations to fully participate in this program, contact general@womanmade.org.
Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodations.