756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Curated by Alison Amick
Marvin Tate is a performance poet, lyricist, published author, collected visual artist and educator. He is known for his biographical art in the form of assemblage, portraits and landscapes composed of found objects and fragments from everyday life. Finding beauty and subtlety in “ev’day” life, objects and people is inherent in Tate’s narrative, which speaks of personal and family history while addressing a broader collective memory through social and political commentary.
Image: Marvin Tate, Lake Front Apparition, 2019. Found objects. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © John Faier