Nora Moore Lloyd
Birchbark, Wiigwaas
(The Beauty & History of Birch)
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society
7363 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL

Open Wednesdays, Saturdays 10-4



Birchbark is best harvested in springtime, leaving evidence of its departure for the following seasons. This exhibition honors the indigenous practice of birchbark harvesting in the Great Lakes region, specifically by the Potawatomi and Ojibwe Nations in the Chicagoland area, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Birchbark, Wiigwaas presents new images by Nora Moore Lloyd, video by James Kaagegaabaw Vukelich, with archival material and images from the American Indian Center and Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society.

Nora Moore Lloyd creates artwork with a focus on indigenous cultures, nature, and documenting community and family history through traditional storytelling and photos. Her work has been exhibited at American Indian Center, Cahokia Mounds Museum, Chicago History Museum, Comanche National Museum, Field Museum, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore (Bolivia), Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Ethnologia de Guatemala, State of Illinois Museum Gallery (Champaign, Chicago, Lockport, Springfield, IL), and elsewhere. For more information, please visit nativepics.org.



James Kaagegaabaw Vukelich is a leading voice in Native Language revitalization efforts. His insights on the interconnectedness of language and culture were developed in the field speaking with and recording elders and native speakers of the language in Canada, Michigan and Minnesota as part of the Ojibwe Language Dictionary Project. James shares his work on a website founded to help people learn about Native Culture and to teach Native Languages. For additional info, please visit jamesvukelich.com.

American Indian Center promotes fellowship among Indian people of all Tribes living in metropolitan Chicago and creates bonds of understanding and communication between Indians and non-Indians in this city. Today, the American Indian Center strives to be the primary cultural and community resource for nearly 65,000 American Indians in Chicagoland’s six-county region. American Indian Center seeks to foster physical and spiritual health in the community, an active connection with traditional values and practices, stronger families with multigenerational bonds, and a rising generation of educated, articulate, and visionary youth. For additional information, please visit aicchicago.org.

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society collects, preserves and shares the story of the diverse community of Chicago’s far north side. Established on July 28, 1975 by local residents who believed their part of Chicago was a place with much to celebrate, the Society today serves the community through its publications, architectural tours, and various educational and outreach efforts. For additional information, please visit rpwrhs.org.



Restraint 
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL

Featuring fixed-frame one-take moving image, Restraint emphasizes structural rigor, intimacy, and the freedoms, limitations, and joys of utilizing control in order to realize personal pursuits. This programming series is a collaboration with The Leather Archives & Museum.



Jenyu Wang
Boyfriend

Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
December 5, 2019

Jenyu Wang engages political and romantic concerns by portraying experiences of trauma. Oftentimes she employs the tools of moving image and photography, frequently with sculptural work, to create installations and showcase specific triggers. The hyper-specificity of image provides fertile grounds for sensorially heightened scenarios. Vulnerability in discursive spaces and expanded definitions, safety as constructions, pain as a motif, manifestations of trauma, as well as experiencing love and losing it, are themes that recur as Jenyu manages her identity being a woman of color. Jenyu’s purpose and inspiration in art making has always been about highlighting the fraught place of intimacy, trust, comfort, and the safety of history. She believes the only way to defeat the superior is to reproach the wound, transforming it. For more information, please visit jenyujenyu.com.



Jessica Pierotti
How to Work Together Part 2

Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
November 7, 2019

Jessica Pierotti is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 and currently works as a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the City Colleges of Chicago. Jessica is an obsessive list-maker and has a hard time not eavesdropping in public. Jessica's artistic practice struggles with anxiety, control, absurdity, and an obsessive and sincere interest in attempting to understand the world. She is an image maker that is hungry to better understand the impact of mediation and reproduction through video, photography and sculpture. Jessica often works with her immediate surroundings and everyday objects as a means of focusing in on the impact of modest gestures. For more information, please visit howcouldiknow.com.



Amina Ross
Eclipsing (Body)

Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
October 10, 2019

An undisciplined creator, Amina Ross creates boundary-crossing works that embrace embodiment, imaging technologies, intimacy and collectivity in physical and digital spaces. Amina has exhibited work, spoken on panels, and taught workshops at venues throughout the United States and most recently in the Netherlands at BarTalk and in Cuba as a part of the 2019 Havana Biennial. Amina founded and co-organized ECLIPSING, a multi-media festival celebrating darkness, the participatory performance series Beauty Breaks, and the venue F4F. Amina was a 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence at Arts & Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. Ross is currently an MFA candidate at Yale School of Art within the sculpture department. For more information, please visit aminaross.com.



The Leather Archives & Museum was founded by Chuck Renslow and Tony DeBlase in 1991 as a community archives, library, and museum. The mission of the organization is making leather, kink, BDSM, and fetish accessible through research, preservation, education and community engagement. For more information, please visit leatherarchives.org.

Chicago Artist Writers | Restraint at the Leather Archives and Museum by Annette LePique | January 5, 2020

Boyfriend at Leather Archives & Museum | Bad at Sports - December 5, 2019



Mie Kongo and Norman W. Long
Without Within

Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N Ravenswood, Chicago IL
May 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Found, arranged, abstracted, and transformed, Without Within is a two person exhibition with a new sound installation commissioned from Norman W. Long and assembled ceramic sculptures by Mie Kongo, curated by Ruth Hodgins. Inspired by observations and discovery from their surrounding environments, both artists play with altering perceptions using inspiration from found materials and field recordings. From metal and porcelain to electro-acoustic composition, each artist transforms the randomness and chance inherent to our everyday lived experiences into ordered, composed forms that meditate on memory, scale, shape, and sound. Over the course of the exhibition, each month a performance will activate the space, bringing together other artists who use sound and moving image in relation to the works on view.

Sound Walk Sunday, June 30 at 3PM with Norman W. Long, Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson and Sara Zalek
Performance Sunday, July 21 at 3PM with Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman and Xris Espinoza
Screening Thursday, August 1 at 7 PM with a sound performance by Brett Naucke, Natalie Chami and Whitney Johnson, and moving image works by Manuela De Laborde, Deborah Stratman



Mie Kongo grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan and now lives and works in Evanston IL, where she makes multidisciplinary work: ceramic sculptures & installations, 2D work and porcelain designed objects. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at Seerveld Gallery at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights IL, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago IL, Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison WI, 4th Ward Project Space, Chicago IL, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington IN, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn IL, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL. Kongo has been an artist in residence at Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan, European Keramic Work Center, ‘sHertogenbosch, Netherland, “Intonation” Deidesheim, Germany. She received BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is Adjunct Associate Professor in Ceramics department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information, please visit miekongo.com.

Norman W. Long (b. 1973, Chicago, IL) is a sound artist/designer/composer based in Chicago, IL. His current work focuses on sound art production within the larger context of landscape. He has exhibited and/or performed in galleries in Chicago, Ithaca, New York, London, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The processes involved in his practice lie within the area of field recording, electro-acoustic composition and dub technique. His art/studio practice involves gardening, collecting, performing and recording to create objects, environments, situations in which the artist and audience are engaged in a dialogue about memory, space, value, silence and the invisible. It is his desire that his practice offers us a space to consider our relationship to sound via social, ecological structures, our interiority, and to affirm our existence. To hear work online, please visit soundcloud.com/normanlong and normanwlong.bandcamp.com.

Ruth Hodgins is a board member for Roman Susan Art Foundation, and works as Bentson Archivist/Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where she oversees the care, use, and scholarship of the historic Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. As curator for Moving Image events, Ruth has contributed to a range of events and exhibitions including, Metaphors on Vision by Brakhage, Patrick Staff, and “I Am Not a Filmmaker”: The Films of Marcel Broodthaers, Expanding the Frame series, Sound for Silents: Film and Music on the Walker Hillside, and co-curator for the exhibition Platforms: Collection and Commissions. From 2013 to 2016 Ruth was the Distribution Manager at the Video Data Bank at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Experimental Sound Studio is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization dedicated to artistic evolution and the creative exploration of sound. As an international hub for sonic experimentation, ESS nurtures artists, heralds new works, and builds a broad, supportive community of makers, enthusiasts, and creative partners through production, presentation, education, and preservation. For more information, please visit ess.org.



Norman W. Long performance May 17, 2019

Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman, Xris Espinoza performance July 21, 2019


Mie Kongo and Norman W. Long at the Experimental Sound Studio | Paragon Book Gallery - July 2, 2019

Arranging, Abstracting, and Transforming at ESS | Sixty Inches From Center - June 28, 2019

Without Within at Experimental Sound Studio | Bad at Sports - May 16, 2019



Slideshow
1637-1643 W Howard St, Chicago IL
January 5, 2015 - January 20, 2015
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Wedge Projects
1448 W Howard Street, Chicago IL
February 25, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Featuring works by Jeremy Ackman, Justine Adeboyejo, Muhammad Habib Akram, Kristin Allmer, Joni Kat Anderson, Haylee Anne, Dennis Baburov, Melis Baloglu, Katarina Balunova, Yaro Banduro, Michael Bauer, Daryl Lynn Bergman, Lauren Bina, Jessica Bingham, Lauren Bishop, Cidgy Bossuet, Patrick Brady, Jan Brugger, James Chrzan, Erin Kyle Danna, Max Cozzi, Leigh Anthony Dehaney, Delaney DeMott, Nir Dvorai, Mohamed Ibrahim Elmasry, Gabriela Farías, Taylor Finke, Yoav Friedländer, Chris Gans, Didi S. Gilson, Mat Greiner, Sare Güneş, Rory Hamovit, Teri Havens, Sara R. Hill, Iu Chung Hong, Brandon Jacob Hudson, Jessica Jacobs, Jonathan Johnson, Vincent Galen Johnson, Herbert Lee Jones, Colleen Keihm, Mel Keiser, Misha Khokhlov, S. Nicole Lane, Caroline Lee Liu, Maria Lichtenegger, Karin Lindholm, Garrett MacLean, Leonardo Magrelli, Liz Mares, Annalaura Masciavè, Ruxandra Mitache, Nate Mathews, Christopher Maves, Emanuela Meloni, Carisa Mitchell, Allen Morris, Milda Muktupāvela, Leah Netsky, Joseph O’Neill, Moira Ness, Jon Notwick, Abigail Ockenfels, Duncan Oja, Monica Ortega, Kasia Ozga, Yu-Tzu Pai, Lindsey Pearson, Heather Phillips, Raffaele Piano, Jacob Platt, Alison Postma, Zhao Qian, Cathy Quintero, Shelby Ragsdale, Mark Reamy, Craig Reger, Mark Regester, Einxel Reyes, Patrick Reynolds, Diego Rodriguez, Travis Roozée, Olim Saeki, José Santiago Pérez, Danielle A. Scruggs, Olga Sidilkovskaya, Hannah Siegfried, Sarah Phyllis Smith, Melissa Sommer, Stu Sontier, John Steck Jr., Dana Stirling, Marc Sullivan, Ryan Thompson, Sherwin Tibayan, Laura Tyler, Maria Tzeka, Cedric van Eenoo, Kelly Wantuch, Marta Wapiennik, Kelli Washington, Mike Weis, and Dan Wetmore.





Streetlight 
Wedge Projects
1448 W Howard St, Chicago IL
January 7, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Weekly configurations of moving image work by individual artists will play via storefront windows on Howard Street and Rogers Avenue, visible from the street 24/7.

9/9 - 9/15: Simon Welch on Howard Street and Johanna Reich on Rogers Avenue
9/2 - 9/8: Katina Bitsicas on Howard Street and Karen Y. Chan on Rogers Avenue
8/26 - 9/1: Mira Lane on Howard Street and Eric Souther on Rogers Avenue
8/19 - 8/25: Cristen Leifheit on Howard Street and Patrick Jenkins on Rogers Avenue
8/12 - 8/18: Jillian Musielak on Howard Street and Dan Lowe on Rogers Avenue
8/5 - 8/11: Jessica Fenlon on Howard Street and Erick Msumanje on Rogers Avenue
7/29 - 8/4: Liam O'Connor on Howard Street and Angus McCullough on Rogers Avenue
5/6 - 7/28: Group Shuffle
4/29 - 5/5: Yuge Zhou on Howard Street and McLean Fahnestock on Rogers Avenue
4/22 - 4/28: A. P. Vague on Howard Street and Loraine Wible on Rogers Avenue
4/15 - 4/21: Aimee Odum on Howard Street and Claire Krueger on Rogers Avenue
4/8 - 4/14: Tracy Miller-Robbins on Howard Street and Emma Rozanski on Rogers Avenue
4/1 - 4/7: Rory Scott on Howard Street and Hiba Ali on Rogers Avenue
3/25 - 3/31: Zeyi Li on Howard Street and Yuqi Wang on Rogers Avenue
3/18 - 3/24: Pamela Hadley on Howard Street and Miles Rufelds on Rogers Avenue
3/11 - 3/17: Marlo Koch on Howard Street and Cedric van Eenoo on Rogers Avenue
2/25 - 3/10: Intermission for Slideshow
2/18 - 2/24: Angela Lopez on Howard Street and Amy Kuttab on Rogers Avenue
2/11 - 2/17: Jessica Pierotti on Howard Street and Kate Casanova on Rogers Avenue
2/4 - 2/10: Kanyinsola Anifowoshe on Howard Street and Christopher Corey Allen on Rogers Avenue
1/28 - 2/3: Yewen Dong on Howard Street and Natacha Diels on Rogers Avenue
1/21 - 1/27: Elisabeth Hogeman on Howard Street and Lynn Tomlinson on Rogers Avenue
1/14 - 1/20: Jan Brugger on Howard Street and Julia Zastava on Rogers Avenue
1/7 - 1/13: Shir Ende on Howard Street and Xiaoqing Zhu on Rogers Avenue



Streetlight
Wedge Projects
1448 W Howard St, Chicago IL
May 6, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Featuring works by Darko Aleksovski, Hiba Ali, Christopher Corey Allen, Kanyinsola Anifowoshe, Michael Bauer, Laurel Beckman, Meghan Moe Beitiks, Emanuele Napolitano and Zaelia Bishop, Katina Bitsicas, Jan Brugger, Kate Casanova, Karen Y. Chan, Vivian Charlesworth, Emilie Crewe, Furen Dai, Daniel DeLuna, Natacha Diels, Yewen Dong, Lindsey Dorr-Niro, Shir Ende, McLean Fahnestock, Jessica Fenlon, Corbett Fogue, Pamela Hadley, Yhelena Hall, Gretchen Hasse, Traci Hercher, Elisabeth Hogeman, Patrick Jenkins, Herbert Lee Jones, Vasilis Karvounis, Wednesday Kim, Marlo Koch with Emerson Sigman, Amy Kuttab, João Krefer, Claire Krueger, Gigi Lage, Mira Lane, Matt Lee, Cristen Leifheit, Zeyi Li, Angela Lopez, Dan Lowe, Cole Lu, Henning Marxen, Frank McCauley, Angus McCullough, Tracy Miller-Robbins, Erick Msumanje, Jillian Musielak, Liam O'Connor, Aimee Marie Odum, Cole Pierce, Jessica Pierotti, Erika Råberg, Johanna Reich, Michael Ridge, Cole Robertson, Emma Rozanski, Miles Rufelds, Rory Scott, Mazdak Shadkam, Venkata Sivakumar Kappala, Eric Souther, Lynn Tomlinson, Piotr Urbaniec, A. P. Vague, Cedric van Eenoo, Yuqi Wang, Simon Welch, Loraine Wible, Julia Zastava, Tongyu Zhao, Yuge Zhou, and Xiaoqing Zhu.



Streetlight
1629 W Howard St, Chicago IL
May 4, 2015 to July 7, 2015

Featuring works by Gwyneth Anderson, Meghan Moe Beitiks, Katie Condon, Taylor Ervin, Justyna Górowska, Yhelena Hall, Ruth Hodgins, Claire Krueger, Amy Kuttab, Gigi Lage, Cole Pierce, Liz Rodda, Andrew Rosinski, Kate Rowekamp, Cedric van Eenoo, and Polly Yates.