Opening: Saturday, May 8, 2021 12 – 5 pm
Saturday, May 8 – Jun 26, 2021

4912 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Opening May 8, 12-5, both in person and with a Facebook Live online event

An exhibition featuring artists who self identify as having a disability. 

Curated by Matt Bodett


Bri Beck

Justin Cooper

Timotheus “TJ” Gordon Jr.

Riva Lehrer

Katie O’Neil

Reveca Torres

Sandie Yi


Curatorial statement:

The prefix “dis-“ in the English language has meant “apart” since its early Latin roots. The artists in this exhibition challenge that prefix, instead showing us how “dis-“ can be a force of identity, empowerment, and community. In unique ways each artist has been an advocate for Disability rights in Chicago and the World. Whether it is through film, dance, visual art, poetry, or a myriad of other artistic media, these artists utilize their disability to commemorate the strengths which bind creative artistic output, personal experience, and radical aesthetics in an effort to disrupt exclusionary concepts. – Matt Bodett

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CPC is pleased to announce that beginning May 1, the gallery will resume open hours on Friday & Saturday afternoons 12-5pm, or by appointment throughout the week.