Moments Like This

Opening: Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 4 – 7 pm
Saturday, Aug 28 – Sep 26, 2021

1332 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
New address as of Nov. 2023

No appointments necessary. Face masks required for the opening reception; optional to those fully vaccinated during gallery hours.

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present Moments Like This, a group exhibition juried by Jessica Bingham featuring the work of 42 women and non-binary artists. Moments Like This explores the Slow Living lifestyle, and considers the practice of rest and retreat as an anti-capitalist practice. The works invite the audience to contemplate, process, rest, and come back into ourselves and our communities. The exhibition is on view at the gallery.


Juror's Statement

In her juror's statement, Jessica Bingham writes: “The women and non-binary artists in this exhibition are healers, caretakers, activists, collectors, and noticers—they shine a light on the moments that we often are too busy to cherish or learn from. The stories that inform the work in Moments Like This pierced my soul and made it abundantly clear that the slow movement has made significant waves in our fast-past society. It is also evident that the pandemic and fight for social justice in our country has influenced the work of every single artist in this exhibition. From having time to be present with oneself to illustrating the emotional weight we carry to the empowerment of our collective voices, these artists passionately and carefully ask us to pause and reflect with them. Some of these artists have been implementing slow living for many years, while others have recently rediscovered their self-worth through questioning ideas of “success”—all of which tap into the gravity of well-being. Through their vast practices, including time-based methods, quilting, painting, installation, collecting, and video, they challenge the norm of productivity, power, and presence.”


Exhibiting Artists: 

Reenie Charriere
Mary F. Coats
Cathie Crawford
Stephanie Cunningham
Maria De La O Sanchez
Kelsie de la Ossa
Nicole Di Fabio
Muse Dodd
Emilia Duarte
Emily Eldred
Tess Elliot
Alexandra Farber
Sarah Frazier
Yuan Ge
Helen Geglio
Sheila Grabarsky
Shahrbanoo Hamzeh
Laura Hartrich
Rachel Hausmann-Schall
T Hix
Anlan Huang (Yasmine)
Emily Keyishian
I-Hua Lee
Ambrin Ling
Julie McIntyre
Anna McKeown
Katie Mongoven
Laura Morrison
Jaci Musec
Emily Newman
Maya Nguen
Brenda Pagan
Barbie Perry
Teri Power
Catherine Reinhart
Abi Salami
Annmarie Suglio
Chloe Swopshire
Kelly Yarbrough


About the Juror: Jessica Bingham (she/her) is an artist, curator, educator, and mother working in Central Illinois. She is curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University and the director and co- founder of Project 1612. In addition to curating exhibitions, Bingham is a practicing artist whose work examines memory, trauma, homemaking, childhood, and motherhood through mending. Her work has been exhibited at: Neon Heater, Findlay, Ohio; Public Space One, Iowa City; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa; and Heartbreaker, Peoria, Illinois, among others. 

View the exhibition online

Visit the Gallery -- Thursday 12-7 PM; Friday and Saturday  12 - 4 PM 

COVID-10 Update: As of August 13, 2021, Woman Made Gallery is following City of Chicago and CDC guidelines as relevant to retail businesses and social events. Per Phase 5, WMG will no longer limit the number of visitors to the gallery. No appointments necessary. Face masks are required for opening receptions, and optional to those fully vaccinated for open gallery hours.  We will continue to keep tabs on public health guidance updates and continue to follow recommendations.

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Top Image: MISU, SF-iii, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 18 x 24 in.