Generations

Opening: Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 4 – 7 pm
Saturday, Jun 11 – Jul 16, 2022

2150 S. Canalport
#4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608

Enter thru North Parking Lot Entrance on 21st Street

Woman Made Gallery is turning 30! WMG was founded in 1992, marking 2022 the 30th Anniversary of Chicago’s longest operating feminist art galleryWe are thrilled to announce the exhibition titled Generations will be on view from June 11 – July 16, 2022.

Generations is a group exhibition celebrating the past, and envisioning the future of WMG and its values. Through this exhibition, WMG asked alumnae artists to reflect back upon the importance of feminist art space in their art practices, careers, and relationships. Art in this exhibition speaks of motherhood and the right to choice, the nuances of intersectional thought, and ways in which women hold hands to build each other up.  A deep dive into the gallery’s past arrived up to moments of witness into activism, rebellion, the need for rest, and the abundance of wealth when it comes to community and connections.

41 alumni artists of 30 years of the gallery have come together in this exhibition to build a narrative of support, evolution, courage, and solidarity. 

Juried by committee, Woman Made Gallery decided to bring two of our programming committee members Vice President Jae Green and Programming Intern Intern Marisa Miles to understand and direct this exhibition.

The exhibition is on view at the gallery with work listed for sale online

 

Committee Statement

This is a time to consider what we find and bring with us from our history and what we provide for our future for the next thirty years of art and artists at WMG.” says Jae Green, Vice President of the Board, Woman Made Gallery.

Generations is directed by Jae Green with Marisa Miles, who says,“Generations insists on a cumulative lineage where pieces of one’s ancestral connection inform its present being. Woman Made is a gallery built on generations of woman and non-binary artists visualizing the progression of feminism through a lens informed by one’s collective experience.”

Guided by Managing Director Jamie Pitts and Programming Lead Darshita Jain, Generations is a celebration of feminist thought, and Woman Made Gallery as a site for it to live, breathe, and flourish. 

 

Exhibiting Artists:

Robin Adsit
Helena Baka
Jenny E. Balisle
Jamie Bernstein
Monica J. Brown
Pamela Callahan
Yvette L. Cummings
Frederica Diane
Helen Geglio
Felicia Grant Preston
Payton Harris-Woodard
Deborah Hirshfield
Leslie A. Hirshfield
Ellen Holtzblatt
Candace Hunter
Natalie Jackson
Ashley January
Linda R. James
Indira Freitas Johnson
Millicent Kennedy
Cynthia Kerby
Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti
Jamie Kost
Emily Lang
Kim Laurel
Susan Lenz
Verneda Lights
Tai Lipan
Christy Lo Lok Lam
Elaine Luther
Cristina Marquez
Gillian Marwood
Penny Mateer
Terri Messinides
Christyn Overstake
Cherry Rahn
Dolores Slowinski
Tricia Lynn Townes
Shoshanna Weinberger
Jade Williams
Jessica Witte

 

About the committee:

Jae Green is a poet, second-generation artist, mother, and cancer survivor originally from the Southside of Chicago. Her poetry can be found in anthologies such as “Residual Believers”, “Smithsonian Magazine” and “Voices from the Heartland”. She has performed at The Green Mill, Randolph Street Gallery, The Chicago Cultural Center, Woman Made Gallery, The Chicago Poetry Fest, Metro, The Martin, Side Street Studios, and The Catherine Edelman Gallery.

Marisa Miles is an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago studying Urban Studies and Museum Studies. Marisa has been interning with Woman Made Gallery since January 2021 and has supported new programs at the gallery including Instagram Lives artist interviews. With her deep knowledge of archives and Urban planning, Marisa has received numerous grants to further her work in Chicago History. 

Preview the Exhibiting Work
Purchase artworks via WMG Webstore 
Visit the Gallery -- Thursday 12-7 PM CST; Friday and Saturday  12 - 4 PM CST

 

COVID-10 Update: As of March 3, 2022, Woman Made Gallery is following the City of Chicago and CDC guidelines as relevant to retail businesses and social events. WMG will no longer limit the number of visitors to the gallery. No appointments are necessary. Face masks are optional to those fully vaccinated.  We will continue to keep tabs on public health guidance updates and continue to follow recommendations.

If you need accommodations to fully participate in this program, contact general@womanmade.org. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodations.