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Opening Reception: Either Wrong or Right, Just Examine
July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of our inaugural Curatorial Fellowship exhibition, “Either Wrong or Right, Just Examine,” curated by Alpha Bruton and Adero Knott!
There will be a hybrid artist talk at 2pm featuring the exhibiting artists and curators. Registration is required to attend the artist talk virtually: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/either-wrong-or-right-just-examine-hybrid-artist-talk-at-2pm-tickets-164026316127
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Alpha Bruton and Adero Knott’s artistic vision entails an intergenerational curatorial practice that seeks to provide a model for emerging and established curators to innovate in curating inclusive experience, gain practical curating experience and critically reflect on how their curatorial style will imprint on the Evanston community and the world. Exhibiting artists will examine the state of their environment in society through themes of Racism, Spirituality, Documentation and Art as Wellness.
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Formal training in art administration, art education, art gallery management, and studio art, give ALPHA BRUTON the foundation as an art consultant. Her curatorial practice is the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. The Phantom Galleries are temporary exhibitions in nontraditional gallery settings.
She is a co-author and researcher for Pop Up Research Station, and Creative Conversation a project that is a portal where curators nationally share knowledge, and resources of best practices, ongoing professional development, and is a place for moral support to enhance our collective impact while staging pop-up exhibitions.
ADERO KNOTT (she/her) is an emerging curator who debuted at MCA Chicago, curating “Disability and Perspective”, one of four exhibitions belonging to the Commons Artist Project of Norman Teague + Fo Wilson’s blkHaUS studios. Adero is a Prosthetics Designer and Founder of AK Prosthetics, Corp., an AdaptiveTech startup on a mission to make customized prosthetics and adaptive wearables accessible and inclusive. Adero has been featured in Forbes, Chicago Sun- Times and American Inno for her innovative work in the community of Chicago. Adero is also an ADA 25 Advancing Leadership Fellow of 2020.
Learn more: https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/exhibitions/2021-curatorial-fellowship-exhibition?fbclid=IwAR0rNui-wE5pURNgrL8pfXMnMavhsgaOczWv7iJsIOfiDMkBpyySEnIxixI
The safety and security of gallery staff and visitors is essential. ALL visitors are required to wear masks throughout the gallery. Please adhere to 6′ social distancing requirements when in the gallery space. This event is free and open to the public.
Artwork shown: Shonna McDaniels, “A Dedication to Lois Mailou Jones II”