Apr 13th 2016

A New Portrait: Englewood

A NEW PORTRAIT: Englewood, featuring artists Amanda Williams and Cyrus Dowlatshahi, will be opening Fri. Apr. 22nd with a reception in the Galvin Library's Kemper Room at 5 p.m. and a film screening of Takin' Place in the MTCC Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. A Q&A will follow the film at 8 p.m. 

For more information and event details, you can visit SmallRoom's website or Facebook page. Also, please see the below event description:

"A NEW PORTRAIT: Selections from Color(ed) Theory and Takin’ Place

For every gun murder on Chicago’s South Side, there are approximately ten million daps, high fives, handshakes, hugs, and kisses. Of course, these expressions of love, family, friendship and respect are rarely newsworthy, so we hear about the violence and the drugs and the tragedy instead. For plenty of places in America, that’s all we hear about. That’s West Baltimore, it’s Northview Heights in Pittsburgh, and it’s Englewood in Chicago.

This exhibition hopes for a more nuanced examination. The intent behind this display of Cyrus Dowlatshahi’s and Amanda Williams’ work is to reveal the fact that the people living in the South Side, and in all disadvantaged communities, are ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances."