Land Acknowledgment with American Indian Center It makes me wanna at MirrorLab Birchbark, WiigwaasProperty at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Restraint at Leather Archives & Museum Without Within at Experimental Sound Studio StreetlightSlideshow at Wedge Projects One Thing Leads to Another at Ralph Arnold Annex, Loyola University Chicago Water Music on the Beach from 6018North to Lane Beach Woman’s Club at 7077 N Ashland Blvd 777 at Kim’s Corner Food Sungold Pastiché at Salon Pastiché Be Happy at Estes and Glenwood Avenue Be Happy (Street Fair) on N Glenwood Ave Blueprints at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center Cold In All The Sunshine + Dog DaysStarkfield, Massachusetts at W Birchwood Ave Plants to Prints at Howard Community Garden StreetlightParade at 1629 W Howard St Draw a line —> RelayPeanut Coladau.127The Wide OpenDraw a line —> Trial and Failure, Trial and Practice Thresh/hold at 1637-1643 W Howard St ANNEX Map

The video above has been compiled from materials and archival images generously shared by the American Indian Center and Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. The video has been shared at 1224 W Loyola in Spring 2020, and was subsequently on view as a part of the Summer 2020 exhibition Birchbark, Wiigwaas at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, featuring new work by Nora Moore Lloyd.

During Winter 2021, narration of the video was recorded with Grayson Alexander, Isabella Chamberland, and Edelawite Sasahulih of the 49th Ward Youth Council.

Paige Taul
It makes me wanna

3400 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN
December 4, 2020 - December 13, 2020

An exploration of the expression one makes when the music is just that good. Meant to expand on the assumption of universality and generality in Black expression and whether or not such a feeling is a common experience. It makes me wanna will be projected after dark, visible directly from the street at 3400 Cedar Ave while the space itself remains closed to the public.

Paige Taul is an Oakland, CA native who received her B.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in cinematography from the University of Virginia and an M.F.A from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Moving Image. Her work engages with and challenges assumptions of black cultural expression and notions of belonging. Her interests lie in observing environmental and familial connections to concepts tied to racebased expectations and expose those boundaries of identity in veins such as religion, language, and other black community based experiences. To view more work by the artist, please visit

MirrorLab is a collective studio and programming space located at 3400 Cedar Ave in South Minneapolis, formerly The White Page Gallery. It makes me wanna at MirrorLab is part of an emerging series Intermittence unfolding during Winter-Spring 2021. For more information, please visit and follow @themirrorlab.

Paige Taul | 60wrd/min - November 17, 2020 + Newcity - November 27, 2020

Artist talk with Ruth Hodgins and John Marks | December 8, 2020

Nora Moore Lloyd
Birchbark, Wiigwaas
(The Beauty & History of Birch)
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society
7363 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
June 17, 2020 - September 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

Treaty with the Ottawa, etc., 1816 (PDF); Treaty with the Ottawa, etc., 1821 (PDF); Treaty with the Chippewa, etc., 1833 (PDF); Treaty with the Chippewa, etc., 1833 Supplement (PDF); The Red Man’s Greeting by Chief Pokagon (PDF);  Paper Birch (Wiigwaas) of the Lake States, 1980-2010 from USDA (PDF); O2019-6976 from City of Chicago Office of the County Clerk (PDF)

The Past is Present: A Review of Birchbark, Wiigwaas | Newcity - July 20, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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