Howard Mallory, Untitled (Frieze with masks), ca. 1990. Assemblage from reclaimed everyday objects: cut glass/mirrors, car decals, raffia, and wood. South Side Community Art Center
This wide-ranging historical and contemporary exhibition focuses on Black artists in Chicago who work with found objects, repurposed materials, and environmentally sustainable materials and who engage with ecological themes, including the space of the city as theme and medium. Forging connections between historical practices of resourcefulness and the urgency of contemporary ecological concerns, the exhibition shows how earlier generations of Black artists constitute a powerful source of ideas and traditions for artists working today.