Retreat

Curated by Theaster Gates

Chicago

August 22 – October 10, 2014

Derrick Adams
Crossroads, 2012
Archival C-print
36 x 44 inches (91.4 x 111.8 cm)

Elizabeth Axtman The Love Renegade #1 (Sincerely, All White Women), 2010 Single channel color video

Elizabeth Axtman
The Love Renegade #1 (Sincerely, All White Women), 2010
Single channel color video
Running time: 4 minutes, 32 seconds

Bethany Collins

Skin, 1965, 2014

Paper and eraser

2 x 4 x 4 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)

Tony Lewis llen doe, 2014

Tony Lewis
llen doe, 2014
Graphite, graphite powder, and tape on paper
84 x 60 inches (213.4 x 152.4 cm)

Kelly Lloyd Accept the challenge of a mighty land, 2014

Kelly Lloyd
Accept the challenge of a mighty land, 2014
Acrylic, literature stand, and brochures
120 x 182 x 60 inches (304.8 x 462.3 x 152.4 cm)

Valerie Piraino Southern Fruit (Black and Ripe), 2014 Graphite on paper

Valerie Piraino
Southern Fruit (Black and Ripe), 2014
Graphite on paper
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)

Mitchell Squire The Young Gladiators #1, from The Young Gladiators series, 2013

Mitchell Squire
The Young Gladiators #1, from The Young Gladiators series, 2013
Mixed media (F.A.T. paper targets salvaged from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy)
55 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 4 inches (141 x 74.9 x 10.2 cm)

Wilmer Wilson, IV Shed Skin (Notary), 2012 Artifacts from performance: notary stamps

Wilmer Wilson, IV
Shed Skin (Notary), 2012
Artifacts from performance: notary stamps
20 x 15 x 8 inches (50.8 x 38 x 20.3 cm)

Nate Young Untitled Diagram #1, from Diagrams with My Father, 2014 Graphite on paper, artist frame

Nate Young
Untitled Diagram #1, from Diagrams with My Father, 2014
Graphite on paper, artist frame
32 x 24 x 2 1/2 inches (81.3 x 61 x 6.3 cm)

Valerie Carberry Gallery and Richard Gray Gallery are pleased to present Retreat, an exhibition organized by Theaster Gates. Retreat explores ways in which artists of color perform retreat in diverse forms with manifold meanings and how retreat, both as an act of withdrawal and an act of contemplation, yields a position of strength and perspective when communicated through art.

The exhibition will feature artists Derrick Adams, Erika Allen, Elizabeth Axtman, Bethany Collins, Tony Lewis, Kelly Lloyd, Valerie Piraino, Mitchell Squire, Wilmer Wilson IV, and Nate Young. It will be held in Valerie Carberry and Richard Gray’s adjacent galleries on the 38th floor of the John Hancock Center. For additional information regarding the exhibition opening and to RSVP, please visit our online event form.

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