Jamiah Calvin: Nothing was ever the same again

Opening: Saturday, Sep 25 – 26, 2021 12 – 5 pm
Saturday, Sep 25 – Oct 24, 2021

2006 W. Chicago Ave.
#1R (enter in alley off Damen)
Chicago, IL 60622

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Calvin uses children for inspiration in this new collection of sanguine and indigo drawings. By using children and adolescence in the work, he is representing innocence, and the purist aspects of our lives. Each piece carries a message that challenges the persona of beauty, love, pain and the hidden stigmas of everyday life.  He specializes in figurative drawing and painting that captures the nostalgic experiences growing up on the West side of Chicago.
Calvin graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in studio art. He was featured at Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in 2020; painted at BlkoutWalls Mural Festival in Detroit August 2021; and has exhibited in group shows across Chicagoland.