Chicago Urban Art Society

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Date: Friday, June 11th, 2010
Time: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Location: 2229 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Sounds by Deejay Sadie Woods

Exhibition Runs Through July 30th, 2010
Gallery Hours: Thursday + Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 1-5pm

Sweet Tea & American Values exhibition is a glimpse into the absurd and at times distressing reality of our social experiment called the United States. The show is primarily comprised of meticulously hand-cut stencil work on canvas. Some of the work entitled, No Race Creme references vintage skin whitening advertisements of the early 1940s - '50s with contemporary 'new' and 'improved' enhancements. While other works such as, The Oath Keepers engage conservative Christians and their historical commingling with war, violence and terror in America. A few works humorously highlight pop icons and political figures including; Michael Jackson, Thriller Zombie and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Shoe Shine Blago, Run, Blago, Run w/ balloon and Jailhouse Elvis Blago. The show also envisions a possible future of a dream realized in works like, People Party, and Everyman. The result is a candid perspective at times bittersweet yet always sincere.

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