Out of Easy Reach

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:00–8:00 PM
Stony Island Arts Bank

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 12:00–8:00 PM

Shinique SmithBale Variant No.00222012Clothing, fabric, fashion accessories, bedding, ribbon, twine, and wood90 x 30 x 30 inchesCollection of Jack and Sandra Guthman, Chicago.Courtesy David Castillo Gallery
Shinique Smith Bale Variant No.00222012 Clothing, fabric, fashion accessories, bedding, ribbon, twine, and wood90 x 30 x 30 inchesCollection of Jack and Sandra Guthman, Chicago. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery

Out of Easy Reach considers how artists from two generations have been informed by those before them; addressing the crisis of visibility of women of color within the narrative of abstraction’s history. Through the work of 24 artists, a broadened understanding of the freedom and impact of moving beyond binary thinking, beyond the body, and beyond the expectations of representation—emerges. Featuring work made from 1980 to the present, Out of Easy Reach presents myriad ways artists working in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta, Austin, and Puerto Rico employ abstraction as a tool to explore personal and universal histories.

Out of Easy Reach explores how American artists from the Black and Latinx diasporas who identify as women are using various forms of abstraction to navigate, respond to, and embrace the contemporary world.

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