Tickled Pink: A Collection of Artworks Surrounding Joy, Humor, and Color

Saturday, Jul 1 – 30, 2023

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

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present Tickled Pink, a virtual exhibition juried by Veronica Clements. The exhibition includes work in a variety of mediums by 68 artists from across the United States, including Puerto Rico, as well as the UK and South Korea. The artists’ work explores themes of joy and humor, with a focus on being radically optimistic in a cynical world. This exhibition cheekily invites viewers to contemplate their own perspectives on happiness and the power of optimism.

As visitors immerse themselves in this virtual showcase, they are invited to reflect on the ways in which they navigate the complexities of the world, finding moments of delight and laughter amidst the challenges. The exhibition sparks a dialogue about the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and reminds us that humor and joy can serve as transformative forces, capable of breaking through cynicism and inspiring hope.

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About the Juror: Veronica Clements

Veronica Clements is an artist, a curator, and a creative leader. Born in Chicago, she is currently based in Highland Park, IL. She received her BFA in Painting and Art History from the University of Illinois and will receive her MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises from Northwestern University in December 2023. Clements has exhibited her work throughout Illinois in galleries such as Woman Made Gallery, The Art Center Highland Park, Stola Contemporary, Evanston Art Center, and Bridgeport Art Center. Her upcoming solo exhibition, Pinky Promise, can be seen at the Evanston Art Center from July 29 to September 10, 2023.

Clements’s work explores themes of nostalgia, girlhood, and 17th-century Dutch vanitas iconography. She believes that these moments of fleeting beauty are kept alive forever through the power of art.

Clements is president of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art and a board member, social media manager, and curator for the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art. Her recent curated exhibition, Hot Pink Platter, at AIR Gallery in Glencoe, IL, brought together more than 60 Chicago-area women and nonbinary artists in a celebration of being unapologetically themselves and embracing their feminine identity in whatever capacity that means to them as an artist. For more information, visit Veronica’s website: www.veronicaclements.com