Leslie Simon will review “Race and Place: Architectures of Segregation and Liberation,” an exhibition examining spatial injustice in the U.S. Williams will join her in conversation about “Color(ed) Theory.” Williams painted abandoned houses on Chicago’s South Side using a culturally coded, monochromatic palette. They both grew up there, decades apart; one black, and one white. As they explore their “accidental” collaboration, they will discuss how art and artifacts about loss can instigate liberation.
Afterwards visit the Protest Banner Lending Library; a space for people to gain skills to learn to make their own banners. It’s a communal sewing space where we support each other’s voices, and a place where people can loan handmade banners to use in protests. Aram Han Sifuentes and Ishita Dharap will have their studios open in the Garland Gallery, Second Floor South.