Black Gossamer

Black Gossamer

Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago

Marlon Griffith, LOUIS (from the Powder Box School Girl Series), 2009, digital print on gator board.
January 3, 2012
Black Gossamer

November 17, 2011–February 11, 2012

Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Avenue, 1st floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Gallery Hours:
Mon–Wed, Fri 9–5pm, Thurs 9–7pm, Sat 12–5pm

November 18: Artist Talk “Taboo Fashion and Chameleon Identities” with artists Aisha Bell and Ebony G. Patterson, 11–12:30pm
November 22: Cafe Society discussion with artist Myra Greene and Curator, 4–6 pm
February 1: Closing Reception – African American Heritage Month Kickoff, 5:30–7:30pm
All talks will be held in the Glass Curtain Gallery.

Black Gossamer showcases the work of black contemporary artists who use and draw inspiration from clothing, fashion, textiles and fabrications to explore and uncover recent revolutions in black identity. Artists will not only present exciting ways they are working with dress, but also reveal the meanings and hidden codes behind their work—initiating dialogues on the current state of black culture, emerging trajectories within it and their implications.

Participating Artists:
Aisha Bell
Sheila Bridges
Myra Greene
Marlon Griffith
Krisanne Johnson
Kalup Linzy
Wangechi Mutu
Ebony G. Patterson

Black Gossamer is curated by Camille Morgan.

For additional information:
Visit the Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces webpage:

Exhibition information: Justin Witte, [email protected]
Press inquiries:  Steve Kauffman, [email protected]

This program is produced by the Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces of Columbia College Chicago.

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