EXAMINING THE STATE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

20/21 CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION

ON VIEW: July 9 - September 5, 2021

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Curated by Alpha M. Bruton and Adero Knott

The Evanston Art Center (EAC), an artistic hub on the North Shore for over ninety years, believes that some communities are all too rarely represented in the curatorial world. To address this situation, the EAC has developed a recurrent, project-based position for a BIPOC curator with ties to the Evanston community to develop an exhibition of their choosing. It is the EAC’s intent that such an exhibit will both build new ties to historically underrepresented groups as well as introduce Evanston and the greater Chicago area to new curatorial and artistic perspectives. 

Alpha Bruton and Adero Knott’s artistic vision entails an intergenerational curatorial practice that seeks to provide a model for emerging and established curators to innovate in curating inclusive experience, gain practical curating experience and critically reflect on how their curatorial style will imprint on the Evanston community and the world. Exhibiting artists will examine the state of their environment in society through themes of Racism, Spirituality, Documentation and Art as Wellness. 

Throughout the exhibition, Bruton and Adero will invite artists and the Evanston Art Center community to participate in a series of public dialogues facilitated by Knott and the exhibiting artists. These dialogues will explore ways artists examine their environment through themes of Racism, Spirituality, Documentation and Art as Wellness, as well as the intersection of art and social justice – how does identity and intersectionality affect our lived experiences, as seen in the practice of an artist? 

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FEATURED ARTISTS

Daphne Burgess

Talver Germany-Miller

Tracie Hall

Caryl Henry Alexander

LaKesha Howard

Candace Hunter

AK Larissa Johnson

Ervin A Johnson

Petra Kuppers 

Shonna McDaniels

Sandy Steinbrecher 

Andrea Yarbrough


GALLERY HOURS & VISITOR INFORMATION FOR COVID-19 GUIDELINES

This exhibition will be held in the First Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). When arriving at the EAC during our Gallery Hours, please wait outside and call us at (847) 475-5300 for entry. All visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member. Please adhere to 6' social distancing requirements when in the gallery space. 

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm


HOW TO PURCHASE ARTWORK

If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Cara Feeney, Director of Exhibitions, at cfeeney@evanstonartcenter.org or (847) 475-5300 x 107.

This project is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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