Conflicts of Freedom

Opening: Friday, Aug 4, 2023 5 – 9 pm
Friday, Aug 4 – Sep 17, 2023
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1541 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Povos and blackpuffin proudly present...

Conflicts of Freedom. This group exhibition intentionally evaluates the responsibilities and excitement that artists experience when creating objects of beauty, expression and value.

Creating is deeply personal, oftentimes requiring emotional labor resulting in works of art and beauty. Awareness of the intense emotional vulnerability present in their works, this show acknowledges how internal and external forces can shape an artist and their practice. The juxtaposition of deep feelings bared and the sense of freedom demands consideration. Often buried under theoretical discourses and commercial considerations, artists must navigate the political and market forces that shape the art world.

Opening Friday, August 4th (first Friday) from 5 - 9pm.


Participating artists:

Jamaal Peterman

Kiyomi Quinn Taylor

Lola Ayisha Ogbara

Modou Dieng Yacine

Na'ye Perez

Nkechi Ebubedike

Regina Agu

Scott Vincent Campbell


Thursday to Sunday: 12 - 6pm and by appointment

On view from August 4 to September 17, 2023