Thursday, September 08, 2011


 new works by RILEY HENDERSON

Opening Reception: September 23, 5:30-10:30pm
Open Hours: September 24, noon-5:30pm

Chicago Art Department
1932 S Halsted, unit 100
The Chicago Art Department presents Uninhibited Parameters a solo show by Riley Henderson in conjunction with ACRE. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 5:30-10:30pm at the Chicago Art Department's new 3,200 sq ft space located at 1932 S Halsted, unit 100, Chicago, IL.

Uninhibited Parameters is a body of new, largely unseen, installation, textile and photographic works by artist, Riley Henderson and co-curated by Jason Frohlichstein. This show stems from ideas and observations on race, class, and cultural difference. The artist’s aim is to relate shortcomings of the current immigration debate to a legacy of dehumanization and marginalization in the U.S, through metaphor and story. “Focusing on the way in which the current immigration debate is framed, my goal is to re-inject that conversation with ideas of humanity. Far too often, people are left out of this debate about people, which has become a very traditional way of marginalizing different ethnic groups and minorities in America. I hope to infer a broader and necessary shift in the thoughts and treatment of people in this country.”

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