Survey 3: I Sense Something Has Changed

Opening: Friday, Aug 13, 2021 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Aug 13 – Sep 23, 2021

Chicago Artists Coalition
2130 W. Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60612

Chicago Artists Coalition will open a new HATCH exhibition on Friday, August 13, 2021.Exhibition is free and open to the public, from 5-8pm, on opening day.

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Survey 3: I Sense Something Has Changed, an inaugural group exhibition featuring new works by current HATCH 2021-2022 artists-in-residence, and curated by Cristobal Alday, Yi Cao, and Joan Carol. Exhibiting artists include Benz Amatayakul, Anwulika Anigbo, Bryana Bibbs, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Jennifer Chen-su Huang, Helen Lee, Osée Obaonrin, Nat Pyper, Farah Salem, Roderick Sawyer, Jade Williams and Nayeon Yang.

The exhibition will be on view from August 13, 2021 through September 23, 2021, with an opening day on Friday, August 13, 5-8 pm. Walk-ins are welcomed.

I Sense Something Has Changed examines the liminal state of perception, holding space for the intuitive moment when one is situated at a sensory threshold. 2021 HATCH residents delve into the multisensorial aspects of artmaking, as well as the metaphorical landscape of awareness, understanding, knowing, and interaction. How do our bodies, lead by touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste come to understand the present world amidst a pandemic that deprives the familiar and activates the unfamiliar? When our senses unfold as sites of voluntary and involuntary memory, what does it mean to sensate, to recall, and to forget? How might we recognize the reverence of human touch, in a time when many have gone without? And how will this shift, this purported moment of awareness, move us towards care for ourselves and one another? Housed in the physical gallery setting, in their sensorial materiality the artists’ objects and images mean to emphasize their co-presence they share with each viewer.

The exhibition will feature an interactive library of senses, as well as curated programming that further explores the senses through collaboration. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

New Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 11am-5pm and Saturday, 12-4pm

Image: There's More to this Than Meets the Eye, 2021. Collage created by Cristobal Alday using works by Benz Amatayakul Kuipers, Bryana Bibbs, Farah Salem, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Helen Lee, Jade Williams, Jennifer Chen-su Huang, Lynette Anigbo, Nayeon Yang, Osée Obaonrin, and Rod Sawyer.