Clockwise from left: Mother, mother, Atlanta, GA; Thoughts on present conditions, Atlanta, GA; The task is coming clear, Chicago, IL.

Clockwise from left: Mother, mother, Atlanta, GA; Thoughts on present conditions, Atlanta, GA; The task is coming clear, Chicago, IL.

Join me for the opening of Composites: An Active Return to Sites for Social Justice on May 9 from 6-8pm!

Artists, Scientists, and Creatives: Nancy Sánchez Tamayo, Santiago X, Kelly Kristin Jones, Andrew George, Meg Malone, Chloe Nash, Swamp Dead: Ben Taylor with Sandy Guttman, and Todd Garon
Curated by Rachel McDermott
Location: 5th Floor is located on the 5th floor of the Art and Exhibition Hall at UIC at 400 S. Peoria St.

"Composites: An active return to sites for future justice" brings together a group of artist, scientists, and creatives whose work directs contemporary societal questions about our vernacular every day back to their original sites to examine what is there, what is happening, and what we’re missing. With practices in land management and healing in public space, their studies of the sites themselves identify patterns, draw attention to oppressed histories, and develop new methodologies in order to push for more equitable futures. With purposes and intentions that exist outside the gallery, the works and projects bring practices of action and presence inside an educational institutional exhibition space. The title Composites: An active return to sites for future looks at the projects and artworks as composites, with many complexities and parts through observation, engagement, and forward motion that gather together to move collaboratively forward to make change. “

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I have been been awarded a 2019 -2020 Luminarts Cultural Foundation Project Grant award for the large-scale production of my “Performative Landscape” project to be exhibited Fall 2019!

“Wish you were here”, ACRE projects, Chicago, IL.

“Wish you were here”, ACRE projects, Chicago, IL.

Detail of “Wish you were here” at ACRE projects. Photo by Nathan Florsheim

Detail of “Wish you were here” at ACRE projects. Photo by Nathan Florsheim

“Wish you were here” installation on view near work by the artist Jen Everett at ACRE projects in Chicago. Photo by Nathan Florsheim.

“Wish you were here” installation on view near work by the artist Jen Everett at ACRE projects in Chicago. Photo by Nathan Florsheim.

A site-specific installation of “Wish You Were Here,” my ongoing healed postcard project is on view in Anarchival Impulse at ACRE projects in Chicago through 30 March. This installation features 300 inkjet prints of digitally altered historic postcards featuring contested historic sites. The exhibition also features work by Jen Everett (pictured above), Lovie Olivia, Wen Liu and is curated by Stephanie Koch.

Founding Fathers, 2018, archival pigment print

Founding Fathers, 2018, archival pigment print

Several works from my contested histories series, including Founding Fathers (above), are featured in Anarchival Impulse, an exhibition curated by Stephanie Koch. The show opens Friday, March 1 at ACRE Projects in Chicago and will be on view through the end of the month.

The Way She Put on Her Shoes, 2017, Archival pigment prints in custom standing maple frames, Installation dimensions variable

The Way She Put on Her Shoes, 2017, Archival pigment prints in custom standing maple frames, Installation dimensions variable

“The Way She Put On Her Shoes” (above) has been added to the permanent collection at Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum in Thailand.

Peachtree Place V, 2016, Archival pigment print, 54in x 37in, framed

Peachtree Place V, 2016, Archival pigment print, 54in x 37in, framed

Gray Space (image above) has been included in an inaugural exhibition at Willis Tower and is part of the new Art of the Neighborhood program introduced by Chicago Artist Coalition and CNL Projects. The show is open to the public through May 2019.

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Installation of Pez Heads (above) is included in the “The Art of Being Dangerous” curated by Erin Toale and currently on view at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL (through 31 October 2018).

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My Healing Tool work is reviewed by Frances Jakubek of Bruce Silverstein Gallery and featured on “Don’t Take Pictures”.

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New “Reconstruction” piece (above) completed as part of my 2018 ACRE Residency in Northern Wisconsin. Learn more about ACRE here.

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Current Exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL. Read more about the exhibition here.

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Installation of “Healed” historical monument postcards in South Carolina. Historic postcards that feature contested monuments are scanned, “healed,” and then reprinted.

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Counter Memorial collage work (above) is currently installed at Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, GA.