Open Sheds Used for What? conjures more questions than answers, which is precisely where its magic comes from—that, and its devotion in spirit and design to collaboration, community, and experimentation. The brainchild of collaborators and twin sisters Cecilia and Marina Resende Santos, Open Sheds is a nomadic project that is itinerant and ephemeral, springing forth from an octagonal metal frame originally built by Jesús Hilario Reyes and Leah Solomon for their performance at the opening of “Shut Up Stone Mountain,” at Co-Prosperity on June 7, 2019. This deceptively simple frame is more than a ‘blank canvas,’ larger and more expansive than a substrate that can be built upon. It is a seed, it is potential, it is what extends from it and out of it, with or without it. In its simplest terms, Open Sheds is a structure that has been built and deconstructed in three different locations around Chicago, with various artists altering, adding to, and transforming its form through intervention, performance, and other means. At least 15 artists have been involved with the …
A recent history of Women of Color who are space-makers, curators, and decision-makers in the arts, and a look into the work of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Sydney Stoudmire, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, and other game-changers.
A review of the most recent show at The Franklin in Garfield Park.
An interview with artist, curator, and co-founder of The Franklin in Garfield Park for Connect Hyde Park Arts Festival.
A growing list of art happening around the city this September.