A Landscape Made Up features work by five artists examining the themes of community and connection to place. Chiara Galimberti, Coley Mixan in collaboration with Hannah Patterson, Adee Roberson, and Ileana Tejada whose practices span the media of drawing, video, installation, and performance illuminate the necessity of seeking or carving out one’s own space of belonging should they not otherwise exist. Community, then, can become a created, malleable thing that oftentimes requires tending to.
...My search for it had brought me closer to understanding myself and other human beings. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
-Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, 1986
We live in a time when the very concepts of belonging and safety are, for many, called into question. For marginalized peoples this feeling is only heightened given the precarity of this country’s social and political climate. A Landscape Made Up invites viewers to think about the soil into which they send their roots. These five artists cultivate an entire ecology within this exhibition which welcomes those who are most in need of spaces of belonging, communion, and care.
Featuring the work of artists:
Chiara Galimberti, Coley Mixan and Hannah Patterson, Adee Roberson, and Ileana Tejada
ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL)
October 5-25, 2018