Erin Hayden: song and story

Opening: Friday, Jul 19, 2019 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jul 19 – Aug 29, 2019

2130-40 West Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Free & Open to the Public

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present song and story, an exhibition featuring new works by BOLT artist-in-residence, Erin Hayden. The exhibition runs from July 19 - August 29, 2019, with a reception on Friday, July 19, from 5-8 PM.

Dear Friend,

There’s been a lot of shedding of old skin, heavy coats, long hair, big gestures, and it's vulnerable. Letting moves sit still and be small. Letting words repeat and resonate. Drawing yourself into a knot to get at what it feels like. With a lake at our side and so much of the world oceans away, we walk, breathing with the moon, reminding ourselves we're water-based. Opening up to the dim depths of what is decided to be true. I’m writing letters to you, to me, to us; and, my thoughts wander as fast as your eyes can read it. Mediated by my clumsy fingers pressing keys and a typewriter that likes to make space on its own -- as thin as paper and as heavy as a heart.

Thanks for reading,



Image: Erin Hayden, Unicorns, 2019, Digital collage and drawing