Following groundbreaking exhibitions at American Steel Studios in Oakland and Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles, SEPIA collective is thrilled to announce the third exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther, at Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, IL, curated by Rootwork Gallery founder Tracie D. Hall. In recognition of one of the most influential political movements in the past century, this exhibition will be taking place in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter. The heartland exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther will feature a mix of local emerging and established artists. The opening reception will be held November 2, 2018 from 7pm – 10pm. The exhibition will run from November 2, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
The heartland exhibition will feature works by Malika Jackson, Jesus Gonzales Flores, Candace Hunter, Celine Browning, Emory Douglas, Dr. Samella Lewis, Shanna Merola, Walter Lobyn Hamilton, Juarez Hawkins, David Anthony Geary, Amanda Williams, Ayanah Moor, Pierce Cruz, Joshua Harris, Liz Gomez, Folade Speaks, Rayshayla Marie Brown, and many more.
“The Arts Bank and Rebuild Foundation are honored to be partners for ICONIC: Black Panther”, says Arts Bank Director, Theaster Gates. “The legacy of and impact of the Black Panthers on the South and West Side of Chicago is part of the important history of resilience and radical self-determinism, values that we cherish at the Arts Bank.”
Grab drinks in the Johnson Lounge and come out and celebrate the ICONIC: Black Panther exhibition. Curated by Tracie D. Hall and Produced by Rosalind McGary with the support of Rebuild Foundation.