HAIL MARY // UNTITLED AND YET TO BE DETERMINED, 41.8949° N, 87.7654° W (AUSTIN)
1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
September 3, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Featuring the works of Sasha Phyars-Burgess, presented by Stephanie Koch.
HAIL MARY // UNTITLED AND YET TO BE DETERMINED, 41.8949° N, 87.7654° W (AUSTIN) is a photographic and video lament on race, class, and space in one of Chicago’s westernmost neighborhoods – Austin. Beginning in the late 1960s, Austin experienced dramatic demographic changes due to white flight, redlining, and economic disinvestment. Both an expression of what is on the surface and what emerges when one takes a moment to look deeply, this project aims to capture the ongoing effects of these changes in the everyday lives of Austin residents. Through a mixture of straight photographs, in-camera aberrations, developmental mistakes, and recorded footage, the work aims to center the subjectivity of these residents by garnering awareness of a community whose narrative has been lost and evacuated of nuance.
This show is the first exhibition in a two-part series. Please join us for part two featuring the photographic works of Sasha Phyars-Burgess, Tariyawn Knighten, and W.D. Floyd on view from September 9 to October 9, 2021 at Austin Public Library.
Stephanie Koch is a facilitator, curator, and writer based in St. Louis and Chicago. She is currently the Gallery Director of The Luminary, an art institution based in St. Louis focused on art, thought, and action, and a Co-Founder of Annas, an independent art space based in Chicago dedicated to the critical role of exhibiting process and collaboration.
HAIL MARY // UNTITLED AND YET TO BE DETERMINED, 41.8949° N, 87.7654° W (AUSTIN) is being shared at Roman Susan in alignment with The Available City as a partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.