Chicago artists currently engaged in contemporary art practice reflect the atmosphere heralding the next fine art renaissance. These artists from the African Diaspora create works that offer a breath-taking glimpse into global creativity, with Midwestern sensibilities, and a reach that extends nationally and internationally.
The Common Bonds exhibition featured works by:
Reginald Baylor, Brad Bernard, Sabrina Brooks, Robert Lewis Clark, Jeanette Wright-Claus, Calvin Coleman, Robert Dillworth, Daryl Harris, Dayo Layoe, Ted Ellis, Rhonda Gray, Gerald Griffin, Adam Guichard, Andre Guichard, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Bruce Jefferson, Nolan McCants, Kudzai Mutasa, Joyce Owens, Tia Richardson, Ernani Silva, Tony Smith, Patricia Stewart, Marcel Taylor, Nathan Jalani Taylor, Pearlie Taylor, Dana Todd, Bryan Keith Thomas, Raymond Thomas, Buchi Upjohn and Lee White.
This exhibition opened with a reception featuring the presentation of five (5) paintings by nationally renowned Houston based artist Ted Ellis. The paintings are a gift to the DuSable Museum collection from philanthropist, Mr. Allen M. Turner. Mr. Allen M. Turner is chairman of the board of Columbia College Chicago’s Board of Trustees. He is a partner of the Pritzker Organization, family investment firm. Turner is Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. He also serves on the committee on Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago; founding trustee, Pritzker Architecture Prize; trustee, Market Theatre Johannesburg, South Africa; trustee, Columbia College; and trustee, Newberry Library.
The Common Bonds exhibition opening was held, May 12, 2010 from 6pm until 9pm, with a presentation of Ted Ellis’s paintings at 7pm. The event was held at the DuSable Museum which is located at 740 E. 56th Place in Chicago, IL. The exhibition will run through June 30th 2010.