It's now more important than ever to ensure diversity in and access to the visual arts.
- access to arts education
- professional development for artists
- bringing national attention to Chicago's artists
Chicago-based artist, Sara Black and New Zealand-based artist, Raewyn Martyn will construct a "speculative park" in response to architecture’s relationship with the far-reaching lumber industry that grew out of the south branch of the Chicago River. A large-scale, interactive structure will emerge from the balcony of the 2,400 square foot gallery, enabling visitors to walk on and through the sculpture, and be suspended over an immense floor painting. Constructed of diseased wood and byproducts, the project focuses on the human-made and geologic forces that have permanently altered the environment and our experiences.