Angela Lopez

Bounce Back
May 7, 2021 - June 20, 2021
Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee Ave #2
Chicago, IL 60622

Organized by Karen Dana Cohen and Emily Lindskoog

With works by the following artists:
Will Hutnick, Jack Arthur Wood Jr., Angela Lopez, Deirdre Colgan Jones, Manuela Gonzales, Daniela Gomez Paz, Emily Lindskoog, Laura Street, Karen Dana Cohen, Omar Barquet, Tracy Marie Taylor, Sarah Irvin, Curtis Mann, Dan Devening, Monica Rezman, and Brooke Berger

On view during regular gallery hours:
Friday/Saturday: 1–6PM
Sunday: 1–5PM

Exhibition statement:
With depictions that are both intimate and attuned to larger systems, eight artists, linked by their perceptions of time and memory, present original artwork alongside digital print editions. Playfully interpreting the current surge of virtual art experiences, we asked the participants to invite one additional artist to email a digital image of a piece to be printed and hung in the exhibition. While there is certainly much that shifts in perception, the screen presents an opportunity to flatten time and space - to layer artwork in a way that might not be logistically possible otherwise. We want to create a space for conversation outside of geographical boundaries, one that creates meaningful resonance between places in this moment. This way, we reflect on a year of sheltering as a collective move. As social creatures, we respond to isolation by finding alternative ways of forming community. We respond to restrictions by finding new ways to expand. The realization of technology opens the possibility of togetherness.

There is one additional component of this invitation. Arranged in the gallery are sixteen objects that represent the sixteen artists on the walls. These objects are of the participants’ own choosing based on something occurring in their artwork. Instead of sending items in the mail, we asked them to describe the object for us to find locally and install for them. This process provides an alternative approach to sending information, creating closeness, and sharing space with one another.