August 1–October 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri, Aug 1, 6–9 pm
Closing Reception: Fri, Oct 10, 6–9 pm
Participants: Amir George, James T. Green, Caroline Kent, Emily Lansana, Jasmine Murrell, Eliza Myrie, Casey Winkleman, and avery r. young
Location: Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd
Conceived by curator La Keisha Leek, How to Make A Hood unfolds a wide canon of stereotypes that foster misconceptions as they relate to black bodies and their environments. The artists in this exhibition produce works that explore the multi-faceted characteristics of the word ‘hood’ in some fashion: a slang term for a black neighborhood; a suffix in cultural theory concepts like 'objecthood,' 'personhood,' 'negrohood;' and Trayvon Martin's hoodie, which, along with his being an objectified young black male, served as a signifier in an act of radical injustice. More information at HtMAH.com.
Mobile Artist Talks: Over the course of the show's run- between August 1 and October 10- we will take the conversation outside of the gallery space to investigate the ways in which black bodies offer themselves up, adapt to and negotiate their presence amongst Chicago's urban landscape via artist-led bike rides. This exploration will prompt a few questions around place, mobility and belonging. Each ride will be limited to 8-10 riders, exact location will be shared upon registration. Please visit HtMAH.com for registration details.
MOBILE ARTIST TALK WITH AMIR GEORGE
in Humboldt Park
Sat, Aug 9, 10 am–12 pm
MOBILE ARTIST TALK WITH JAMES T. GREEN
in Washington Park
Sun, Oct 5, 10 am–12 pm
Tue, Sep 16, 6–7 pm