The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network has partnered with Faces Not Forgotten Saint Louis, to present the Faces Not Forgotten – Chicago. The Faces project was started by artist, Christine Ilewski. She began painting portraits of children who have died from victims of gun violence in memory of Lorenzo Rosebaugh. It is her hope that by putting a face to these victims, we can raise awareness about gun violence in the USA.
Posting pictures is a powerful way to promote engagement, as pictures tend to garner more views, likes, shares, and comments than text alone. Join us as we present forty-one Chicago artists who responded to the call for artists, to join our social justice movement by painting portraits of Chicago youth who have lost their lives as victims of gun violence.
Featured Artists Who Responded to the Call for Portraits- April - May exhibitions:
Alan Emerson Hicks , Alexa Lebron, Alpha Bruton, Anne Farley-Gaines , April Dill, B RA-EL ALI , Christine Ilewski-Huelsmann , Cbabi Bayoc , Cesar Conde, Diane Ponder, Derrell Monegain, George Larson , Jeanine Hill-Soldner, Jeanne Fields, Joyce Lindsey , Kathryn Gauthier, Laura Cerf Dahl, Lauren Pilot, Leidy Baldwin, Lucy Li, Melissa Allen , Melisa Halka, Nayda Aurora Cuevas, , Niaz Kausar, Nicole Laport, Ophelia Adams, Rahmaan Statik , Raymond A. Thomas, Rob Hogan , Rory T. Morgan, Rylan Thompson, Roger J. Carter, Sandra Bacon, Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, Sarah j Mueller, Sean Culver , Shazia Ilyas , Sophie de la Mar, Tina Hepworth, and Zachary Williams.
June request and submissions:
Abbigail Peters , Amy Lloyd, Barbara Bell, Katie Androwich, Isabella Vickers, Joan Davis, Lea Pinsky, Nancy Lamm, Taylor Torres
PHANTOM GALLERY CHICAGO NETWORK
Friday, June 17th, 5-9pm Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour (Public)
Exhibition June 13th – June 30th
Bronzeville Artist Lofts
440 E. 47th Street, Second Floor, Chicago IL 60653
Black Art in America is the official media sponsor of Faces Not Forgotten - Chicago. All images created for this exhibition will be featured on BAIA, as a continuum of the 2016 exhibition.
|Najee Dorsey, "Don't Shoot Back"|
|Ti Rock Moore, "Black Angel Wings"|
|"Hoody Series" by Cesar Conde|
video by William G. Hill
|Everett C. Williams, "Yummi" "Black Lives Matter"|
|Everett C. Williams, "Black Lives Matter"|
|B RA-EL ALI|