Homecoming: Black Craft & Design in Chicago

Opening: Friday, Jul 7, 2023 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jul 7 – Sep 23, 2023

3831 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

‘Homecoming: Black Craft & Design in Chicago’ utilizes the varying practices of several Black craft artists in Chicago working in the mid to late 20th century and pairs their work with historical archival materials from the socio-political movements in the city during the Black Arts Movement. These artists have explored complex themes of Black cultural representation, concepts around object functionality and performativity, issues in presentation of self through objects, and methods of socio-cultural identity making through creative expression. Artists on view include Elizabeth Catlett, Irene Clark, Bobbe Cotton, Jeremiah Drake, Espi Eph, Clinton Foreman, Eselean Henderson, William McBride, Geraldine McCullough, El Roi Parker, Marva Jolly Pitchford, Allen Stringfellow, Teresa Staats, and Bill Walker. Curated by SSCAC Archives and Collections Manager LaMar Gayles Jr.