Rebuilding the Present

Opening: Friday, Jan 18, 2019 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jan 18 – Apr 13, 2019

688 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Presented in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation, Rebuilding the Present brings together artists whose works engage a spectrum of meditative practices. The paintings, objects, audio works, and performance documentation on view suggest that meditation can function as a tool of not only self-care but of social justice writ large, offering practitioners a sense of agency to cope in the ever-growing chaos of our world.

Leslie Baum, Meredith Haggerty, Cameron Harvey, Susan Hiller, David Lynch, Stan Shellabarger, and Rhonda Wheatley

An interactive video chat with David Lynch will take place during the opening at 7PM!

The David Lynch Foundation is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 by filmmaker, artist, and philanthropist David Lynch, to address the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than one million children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle school and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others

Image: Cameron Harvey, What I See With My Eyes Closed, Sept 5, 2017. Colored pencil on paper