Time Memory Mythos

ON VIEW: October 14–November 11, 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 4–7 PM CST

ARTISTS WALKTHROUGH: Saturday, November 11, 2–4 PM CST

Pinar Aral: Lunatic 2 (2023)

CHICAGO––Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present Time Memory Mythos, a group exhibition juried by Monica J. Brown. Forty-four artists explore the topic of the exhibition in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media works, and video. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Juror Monica Brown says, “Memory is an abstraction. It holds our entire history, but how much of that is our “real” story? What stories do we tell ourselves about this story? Which stories do we own and which ones own us? And how do we break free of those that don’t serve our greatest good? In what ways do time and memory inform the larger mythos that shapes life philosophies and religious beliefs?”

Exhibiting Artists: Sarah Amacker, Pinar Aral, Erin Armstrong, Alexandra Beaumont, Jan Brandt, Ashleigh Buchanan, Renee Duran, Lucia Enriquez, Tamara Faulkner, Susan Fecho, Debra Goertz, Marcia Grubb, Amy Hanks, Lillian Heredia, Doina Iacob, Natalie Jackson, Elizabeth Jasmine, Jayne King, Pauline Kochanski, Erin Kuhn, Beatriz Ledesma, Cynthia J. Lee, Olivia JS Lee, Elizabeth LeFauve, Tingting Li, Amanda Linden, Angela McElwain, Levia McFarlane, Terri Messinides, Anat Mor-Avi, Courtney Nzeribe, Marcela Adeze Okeke, Heidi Parkes, Lauren Pontenberg, Jill Shoffiett, Emily Showers, Annabelle Sigmond, Natasha Somerville, Christine Thiel, Corrie Thompson, Constance Volk, Talia Kimberly Wright, Kris Wu, Ibtisam Tasnim Zaman

About the Juror: Monica J. Brown explores memory, history, and personal mythology through visual art, sound, movement, writing, and performance. Her visual art has been exhibited widely throughout Chicago as well as nationally and internationally. Selected exhibition spaces include SooVAC, Minneapolis, MN; The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ; and Ucross Art Gallery, Ucross, WY. Her work has been written about in the Chicago Reader Detroit Art Review, and Newcity Art.

Monica has created murals with Chicago’s Hubbard Street Mural Project and Detroit’s Live6 Neighborhood Arts Project. Her work is currently represented by Black Art in America and SoNa Chicago Gallery. She is a Ucross fellow and has attended residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ragdale, and the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, among others. She has received grants from Chicago DCASE and the Illinois Arts Council Agency and is a recipient of Columbia College’s Albert P. Weisman Award.

Monica earned a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and an MA from Columbia College Chicago. She currently resides in Chicago. Find out more at https://linktr.ee/mymyriadmuse.

Time Memory Mythos Press Release

(Banner Image: Artwork by Jayne King)

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12–5 PM CST | WMG is closed between exhibitions. 

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special EventsThe Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley FoundationThe Illinois Arts Council Agency; and the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Puffin Foundation, a major anonymous donor, and the generosity of its members and contributors.