Amanda Williams is elated about her first major museum exhibition, Chicago Works: Amanda Williams at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Amanda will be presenting several new works that are an extension of my breakout painted house series, Color(ed) Theory, which gained national acclaim during Chicago’s first Architectural Biennial in 2015 [learn more about the Biennial here].
For the MCA, She has created an immersive set of site specific installations, original works on paper and sculptures that highlight how color, race and space have shaped the lives of south side citizens. This exhibition raises difficult questions about the social and political fabric of our city.
**Save the Date**
MCA Talk: Grace Deveney on Amanda WiIliams Tue, Aug 8, 12-1 pm
Uppity Negress garden installation on view at The Arts Club of Chicago
June 17 – Sept. 23, 2017
A site-specific installation for The Arts Club Garden Projects series, Uppity Negress addresses the layered roles gender and race have played historically in black women’s ability to navigate their position in urban space.
Chicago Magazine July Feature Story
Pick up the latest Chicago Magazine and flip to the Culture section (page 28). Peep the feature titled, “The Upcycle Artist” written by Novid Parsi, where Amanda shares her thoughts on finding value and meaning in overlooked elements of the South Side of Chicago.
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WDCB JAZZ – The Arts Section
Award-winning visual artist Amanda Williams is a guest of Gary Zidek on the morning radio series “The Arts Section.” The Bronzeville resident talked about a number of topics including her transition from architecture to art, her upcoming MCA exhibit & A Tribe Called Quest.
This select group of 40 accomplished and diverse individuals represents a cross-section of professionals from the corporate, nonprofit, government, and education sectors. They share the organization’s goal of effecting real change in the community. The class will explore challenges facing Chicago and the region to help effect real change in the community. (Photo: Tony Smith)