Making Chances: Sept 11 - Oct 24, 2015
at Gallery 400
400 S Peoria St
Opening Friday September 11th, 5p - 9p
Curated by John Neff and Lorelei Stewart
Featuring work by: Kellen Alexander and Seth Dodson, Black and Brown Punk Show Collective, Elijah Burgher and Gordon Hall, Margaret Bobo-Dancy, Julius Bautista, Chain Reaction, Sky Cubacub, Hope Esser and Daviel Shy, Edie Fake, Amanda Gutierrez and Mitch Said, Nicole Garneau, Rami George, Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero in collaboration with Sofia Moreno and Molly Hewitt, Meg Leary, Riva Lehrer, Rebecca Mir Grady, Madsen Minax, Fawzia Mirza and Ryan Logan, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Matt Morris, Dan Paz, Mugsie Pike, Aay Preston-Myint, Macon Reed, Jules Rosskam, Marian Runk, Matthew Schlagbaum, Michael Sirianni, Third Language, Transgender Oral History Project, Charles Vinz, Katie Vota, Dion Walton, Bruce Weist, Ethan A. White, Youth Empowerment Performance Project, and Latham Zearfoss.
(image: Dan Paz)
Making Chances illuminates how the multifaceted Chances Dances collective—with their radically inclusive ethos, non-hierarchical organizational structure, broadly welcoming and safe spaces at their parties, and yearly micro grants—functions as a community catalyst. Evoking the fluidity of Chances’ community, the blending of private and public in its work, and the nomadic nature of the parties, Making Chances at Gallery 400 combines grantees’ artworks, oral histories from Chances organizers and community members, historical objects, ephemera from the organization of Chances, and exhibition design elements commissioned from Chances community members. In the way objects in the exhibition straddle positions as both artworks and exhibition environments, and with multidimensional contexts for practice presented alongside personal histories and created objects, the complexity that is Chances comes to life in Making Chances.