Trauma and Loss, Reflections and Hope
May 28 - October 31, 2021
The Social Justice Sewing Academy: Connecting Generations through Cloth
May 28 - August 22
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Following a tumultuous year, Intuit presents New Shows Offering Solace and Encouraging Empathy, which consists of both a collection exhibition along with textiles from the Social Justice Sewing Academy. According to the event spokesperson, both shows aim to communicate themes of trauma and resilience.
The Trauma and Loss, Reflections and Hope: Selections from the Collection exhibition invites audiences to reflect on shared human experiences of suffering, loss, healing, and hope, per the event spokesperson. Curated by Alison Amick, the exhibit includes works by: Emery Blagdon; Hiroyuki Doi; Lonnie Holle; Kevin Sampson; Dr. Charles Smith; Malcah Zeldis; among others. Selected works aim to demonstrate their creators’ responses to the circumstances and times in which they live or lived, their hardships, and their resilience.
The Social Justice Sewing Academy: Connecting Generations through Cloth is a textile collection of banners and quilts created by youth artist-activists of the Social Justice Sewing Academy. Displayed banners memorialize the lives lost as a result of murder by authority figures or violence rooted in community, race, or gender and sexuality discrimination. Displayed quilts speak to varied issues important to their creators. According to the event spokesperson, these textiles align closely with the organization’s mission of bridging artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice.