This show opens January 4th.
“Taken from fragments of Chicago’s buildings and history, Fake recreates and reincarnates the spaces once associated with LGBTI newspapers, feminist clinics, dance clubs, social spaces, punk venues, theaters, and other imagined spaces. Among the historic spaces from Chicago’s past depicted here are the Newberry Theatre - a gay xxx movie theater in the 1970s, Nightgowns - a queer artist space on the south side in the early 2000s, JANE - a radical undercover abortion service established in Chicago from 1969-1973, Killer Dyke - 1971 newspaper from Northeastern IL University, Blazing Star - newspaper and group based in the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (CWLU) mid-1970s, La Mere Vipere - a gay bar on Halsted that became a pivotal venue in Chicago’s early punk scene (burned down in 1978), The Snake Pit - former Chicago gay bar (1970s), and Club LaRay - gay dance club and hub for dance music and voguing in the 80s.”
New work from Memory Palaces at Thomas Robertello Gallery:
Untitled Building (Shapes), 19”x24”, gouache and ballpoint pen, 2012