Oct 23, 2015–Jan 9, 2016
In partnership with Center on Halsted
Pearly Foam explores themes of identity, memory and fantasy while gazing into shifting waters from the shoreline of desire. The artists in the exhibition occupy radically different political positions, and yet the scene of a hypnagogic seascape connects their unique projects. From this beach dream setting we examine mutated realities and objects of intimacy cast as myth. These works question cultural positioning of transgender identity and queer communities through the retelling of narratives from classic characters like the Little Mermaid to the distant echo of our earliest memories.
Oct 23, 2015–Jan 9, 2016
Oct 23, 2015, 5–8PM
Oct 9, 2015, 12–2 PM
Join Center on Halsted, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, and Chicago Media Project at the opening reception for Machinations of a Monk featuring artist Trisha Shattuck. Machinations of a Monk is on view offsite at Center on Halsted, Third Floor Gallery, 3656 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613. This exhibition is a part of transfluent, an ongoing public engagement focused on trans representation and advocacy.
Trans Day of Remembrance
Oct 20, 2015, 7–9PM
Each year, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) events throughout the world are held on November 20th to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence in the past year. We will gather offsite at Center on Halsted, Third Floor Gallery, 3656 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613.
Oct 21, 2015, 5–8PM
Artists Sofia Moreno, Wolfie E. Rawk, and Oli Rodriguez will be in discussion moderated by Rae Langes. Please join us offsite at Center on Halsted, Third Floor Gallery, 3656 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613. This exhibition is a part of transfluent, an ongoing public engagement focused on trans representation and advocacy.
Book Launch: The Papi Project
Nov 8, 2015, 1–4PM
Please join us for the book launch of The Papi Project by artist Oli Rodriguez. An interdisciplinary project expressed through 3D photographic sculptures, video, photography, and performance is now sequenced and formatted as a beautiful artist’s monograph.
Nov 14, 2015, 6–8PM
Wolfie E. Rawk: a Duplicate Me Jaws AKA The Payback (or how I learned to quit worrying and love the taste of flesh). Working continuously around the B-Horror film genre, Rawk presents a never-before-seen cut of the cult classic Jaws.
Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.
Pearly Foam, installation views at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 2015–16