Opening: Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 5 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 – Jan 27, 2024

1612 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Durational performance by Sungjae Lee | November 11, 6:00pm

Dialogues features work by:                                                                 
Alex Chitty with Richard Rezac, Diane Simpson, and Gordon Hall
Caroline Kent with Nate Young
Samuel Levi Jones with Amanda Williams
Soo Shin with Sungjae Lee and AiRos 頌恩 medill
Alice Tippit with Barbara Rossi 

Dialogues is a series of projects that highlight the work of Chicago’s contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, celebrating and interrogating the ways in which generations of artists learn from and look to each other. Dialogues began as an invitation to five local artists, each of whom invited an artist, or artists with whom to exhibit.

Over the winter of 2023-2024, PATRON’s five discrete spaces become containers in which intimate visual and practice-driven conversations are hosted, suggesting ways by which material, image, and research can be rethought, shared, and expanded. Organically resulting from years of mutual respect, or suggestive of forays into new contexts, the dialogues generated offer a current perspective on the diverse landscape of contemporary practice within Chicago today. The exhibition unfolds as a series on one-to-one visual exchanges, visual metaphors for the foundational connections of the creators and makers that together shape the city, and region, today. 

Image: Installation view of Dialogues at PATRON. Courtesy of the artists and PATRON, Chicago.