Dared to be Black and Shining

Opening: Friday, Jan 13, 2023 6 – 10 pm
Friday, Jan 13 – 30, 2023

1926 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Reception: January 13, 2023, 6–10 PM

Chicago-based contemporary silverpoint artist D. Lammie-Hanson is premiering their stunning and evocative artwork, "Dared to Be Black and Shining," to the public at the Chicago Art Dept, 1926 S. Halsted Ave. This massive piece, which measures 96 inches by 144 inches, is one of the world's largest silverpoint drawings and showcases the artist's skill and dedication to their craft. The artwork, rendered on black surfaces, nostalgically depicts the artist's childhood memories of growing up in Harlem, NYC. It features the architecture of a tenement building and its storefronts, populated by family and friends both past and present. The artist's use of silverpoint, a traditional drawing medium in which a thin silver wire is used to create delicate lines and shading, adds depth and texture to the piece. Overall, "Dared to Be Black and Shining" is a powerful and moving tribute to the artist's roots and the vibrant culture of Harlem. It is a must-see for art lovers in the Chicago area and a testament to the talent of D. Lammie-Hanson.

Image credit : The artist, D. Lammie-Hanson