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. Curated by Allison Glenn, 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.
Out of Easy Reach is a cross-institutional exhibition on view at Gallery 400, DePaul Art Museum, and the Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank from April 26-August 5, 2018.
The exhibition at Gallery 400 will include 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.
The exhibition opens April 27 from 5-8pm at Gallery 400. The event is free and open to all!
See more about the exhibition and correlating events at: bit.ly/OutofEasyReach400
Image Caption: Yvette Mayorga, Monument 2, 2015, frosting, foam, plaster, party decorations, toy soldiers, Selena's picture, guns, hair, balloons, wood, fabric, acrylic, and handcuffs, 30 x 24 x 24 in. Image courtesy the artist.