EVENT 12/14: Art Exhibition at Rootwork Gallery
Black-owned Rootwork Gallery welcomes you to the opening of “Altar Call ll: My Womb es mi Altar—Afro-Latinadad Visions of the Sacred”.
This exhibition is Inspired in part by the writings of Chicana cultural theorist, Gloria Anzaldua (1942-2004) who reflected “I am playing with my Self, I am playing with the world’s soul, I am the dialogue between my Self, and el espirítu del mundo. I change myself, I change the world.”
Like Anzaldua whose mestiza identity is shaped by the dichotomies of shadow and light, secular and sacred, the work of three Chicago-based artists: muralista Gloria Gloe, and painters Verónica Isabel Giraldo and Liz Gomez guides viewers into a profound exploration of Latina politicalities, spiritualities, and sexualities, and the overlapping of these three states of being.
Live performances and light refreshments will be offered at the exhibition’s opening.
Friday, December 14th
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rootwork Gallery, 645 W. 18th St, Chicago