Gary LaPointe Jr. uses an altered toolbox to anchor his exhibition, as each surrounding piece references the materiality of the original object.
The exhibition Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue offers community and friendship as a framework; a mutual regard and a shared set of values rendered visible.
The queer “wild zone” is defined and interpreted through Jess T. Dugan’s portraiture and Ryan Patrick Krueger’s pre-Stonewall archival exhibition On Longing.
Inspired by the book ‘An Apartment on Venus’ by Paul B. Preciado, Riley Yaxley reflects on and writes about the moments of desire, confusion, and self discovery that have shaped their trans identity.
In his solo show A Vibe Called Death: The Black Afterlife, Allen Moore determines how Blackness can be used through the lens of Afro-Futurism.
The six artists in FEMME at FLXST Contemporary demonstrate the divine connection that holds the stories of femmes in small, intimate, and bold ways.
In “Space to Say,” artists Yesenia Bello, Salvador Dominguez, and Yasmeen Nematt Alla hold space for people to speak, listen, feel, and flow within the in-betweenness of language.
Cindy Sherman’s photographs become a focal point for understanding the author’s myriad selves.
Haley Glickman talks to different folks about their experiences being queer in Indiana while reflecting on the notion of queer utopia.
Bob Thompson’s searing canvases set the Smart Museum’s galleries ablaze, the same way they lit up galleries almost sixty years ago.
In This Too Shall Pass at Ralph Arnold Gallery, the artists’ works speak to the knotty impossibilities of living and dying in a world marked by capital and consumption.
Three founders of local design studios speak about designing for social and cultural change within Chicago’s communities.
Artist Azadeh Gholizadeh uses geometric abstraction to depict landscapes in tapestries while probing how identities are inextricably tied to the environment.
A lyrical essay inspired by different characters from ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ by Lorraine Hansberry and in response to the film ‘to render the infinte’ by zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal.
Challenging and temporal, General Objects at Heaven Gallery is steeped in art objects that disregard, interrogate, and humor the classification of the object itself.
The exhibition Crip* at Gallery 400 buzzes with pride, celebration, vulnerability, and reclamation from a group of artists identifying as disabled or a non-normative identity.
In A.J. McClenon’s exhibition Notes From VEGA, the artist assembles everyday materials of Black life from organic and inorganic matter.
A deep dive into two exhibitions at Dragon Crab Turtle gallery in St. Louis through the aesthetics of “naivety”.
Bimbola Akinbola’s performance series “tells stories about the unspoken truths bodies reveal in space centering on shame, alienation, and the lingering nature of our existence.”
Ally Fouts invites you to explore the works and themes in the exhibition UTENSIL at Comfort Station through a series of prompts and thoughts.
The exhibition Smashing into my heart at The Renaissance Society looks at friendship as a condition, a model, and a metaphor for art.
12 Kalpas from Terrestrial to Celestial and Everywhere in Between grapples with complex topics like gender identity and our relationship to the environment by investigating the Buddhist myth-folktale Twelve Sisters.
Kevin Stuart’s vibrant paintings in between all saints day and halloween answers the question of what one does in the interim moments of our lives.
In recent years, Occultism has left the niche world of counterculture and has become part of the mainstream’s obsession with commerce, capitalism, and social recognition.
Links Lab is an ongoing series of performance-media projects devised by Chicago dancers, performance artists, storytellers, musicians, filmmakers, technologists, designers, and multi-disciplinary visionaries.
Vanita Green’s mural Black Women / Racism on the Northside of Chicago celebrates historical and fictional Black women.
Why White? explores themes of religion and colonialism through the eyes of a veteran who is asked to check his racial category at a doctor’s appointment.
Chicago-based Crate & Barrel’s influence on interior design coincided with the minimalist movement circulating galleries during the 1960s.
Hannah Levy’s sculptures in the exhibition Surplus Tension at The Arts Club of Chicago exist between the realms of pleasure and repulsion.
Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect, composed by editor and art historian Romi Crawford, is a meditation, offering, and homage for the Wall of Respect.