Out of Easy Reach: on view through 8/5

Countering conventional accounts of art history, which have often overlooked the artistic contributions of women of color, Out of Easy Reach presents 24 artists from the Black and Latina diasporas through artworks created from 1980 to 2018. The exhibition features myriad ways that three generations of artists use abstraction as a tool to explore both personal and universal histories, with an emphasis on mapping, migration, archives, landscape, vernacular culture, language, and the body.

Curated by Allison Glenn, the exhibition at Gallery 400 includes artworks concerned with spatial politics, mapping, and migration from Lisa Alvarado, Torkwase Dyson, Leslie Hewitt, Juliana Huxtable, Yvette Mayorga, Howardena Pindell, Martine Syms, and Zipporah Camille Thompson.

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Performance: Moving Out of Reach, 5/25

How does one mediate movement into an authentic expression of theory, healing, and violence? In partnership with High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist program, Gallery 400 hosts a conversation on abstracted models of creating identity-based movement projects following performances by artists Cat Mahari and Margaret Morris. More»

Discussion: Traversing Departures, 6/20

Traversing Departures is a public discussion between artists Yvette Mayorga and Alexandria Eregbu on forms of processing personal transnational narratives of migration to the U.S. Sociologist Xóchitl Bada (UIC) will join Mayorga and Eregbu as a moderator. Bada’s research on Mexican American philanthropist innovators and Black and Brown intersectional relation development will serve as a backbone to examine Mayorga and Eregbu's projects as a social byproduct of movement. More»