Diffractions

Opening: Friday, Jul 22, 2022 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jul 22 – Sep 1, 2022

2130-40 West Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Diffractions, a duo exhibition featuring new works by current HATCH 2021-2022 artists-in-residence Jennifer Chen-su Huangand Roderick Sawyer, and curated by Joan Roach. The exhibition will have an opening reception on Friday, July 22, 2022 from 5-8pm.

In Diffractions, artists Huang and Sawyer's assemblages and collage works are sentimental stockpiles conceptually linked by their shared approach to art-making as a daily holistic practice. Their works are reflections of what the artists intuitively and attentively collect from everyday life. What follows are palimpsest love notes to the places the artists call home.

Like a beam of light split and spread between window blinds, or bent around threads in the weft, light is transposed into new patterns of light and shadow. As we read--or shine a light through them--the layers of Huang and Sawyer's creations and our understandings of their perspectives become diffractions. 

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. 

We ask that masks be worn regardless of vaccination status to help protect our community. Thank you!

Image: Diffractions, Collage of works by Roderick Sawyer and Jennifer Chen-su Huang, created by Joan Roach 2022