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Phantom Gallery Chicago Network

"Creative Conversations" Art Talks


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ART TALKS is a forum/lecture series hosted by curators during gallery exhibitions. The Phantom Gallery will look at how the city influences art, and how artist transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life. These installations will produce "Creative Conversations" presenting artist speaking about their art.

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Collected Voices, centers around original ethnographic works that explore the intersection of race, age, class, gender, and sexuality within Chicago society, as explored through short and feature documentaries and fiction films from Chicago... more

In this exhibit Phantom Gallery Chicago curators Alpha Bruton, and Alan Emerson Hicks invited B. RaEl Ali, and Jelisa M. Davis new graduates and emerging Chicago artists as a feature because each are presenting critical... more

?La Ronda Parakata? is a circular sculpture inspired by the magic symbolism of the butterfly, harmony with nature, and migration—a shared experience for the Chicago communities prioritized here. Pilsen and Little Village have for... more

Gwen Pruitt is a fine artist who has had several solo exhibitions and commission of her large paint on canvas pieces. Pruitt is well-known for her versatility with mixed media from clay to glass and probably more so throughout the community... more

Sankofa: A Collective Mythology takes place in the heart of the Midwest, U.S.A.: Saint Louis, Missouri. Artist, Itshanapa Dail Chambers begins the story with the search for her grandmother which parallels her genealogical art process.... more

Artist talks and panel discussions are an opportunity to get to know artists approach of creating work, their biography, culture, mission and goals and desires. The moderators are directing the dialog between artists. Today our... more

Caracol is an outdoor gathering space along the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Based on the interior shape of the conch shell —a logarithmic spiral also known as growth spiral, Caracol represents our desire to belong while also maintaining the... more

Today's Creative Conversation is with Raymond A. Thomas, Construction Manager overseeing building of sculptural components; community organizations and youth volunteer's liaison; IT specialist, painter, mosaic artist, installation... more

The wildlife corridor on the lakefront reflects not only the magnificence and respect of the surrounding natural habitat but also can provide a place of reflection and cultural exchange with its residing community. This sentiment of... more