I Figured As Much features five figurative artists working in five different disciplines. The exhibition is curated by Paul Branton, with works by him along with Robin Power, Todd English-Dumont, Chantala Kommanivanh, and Sulyiman Stokes. The musical guest is Emmy award-winning musician and DJ, Cam Be.
“We are not a monolithic people. Our thoughts on humanity are mostly informed from the lens in which we view the world. Every pocket of the city of Chicago has a unique perspective. It is from these different vantage points that influence our thoughts, and moreover, our art. So, in thinking of the human body and how it’s represented through art, there is a vast spectrum of figurative work based on our interpretation of not only the body, but the human experience.
In this exhibit I want to explore these different vantage points through various mediums; mixed medium, sculpture, painting and photography. It will give a glimpse of every perspective with both stark contrast and subtle commonalities. Visually, the exhibit will tell the story of community and subcultures, revealing layers of worlds yet to be explored. Sometimes these undiscovered worlds are a million miles away, and often just a few blocks over.” – Paul Branton
Second Fridays is a collaboration between Saint Xavier University, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance and the Beverly Arts Center to bring exciting new art and music to the BAC’s Simmerling Gallery every Second Friday.