Opening Receptions: VIP May 10, 2018, General Public May 11, 2018.
Contemporary artist Summer Lee interprets Alma Yoray’s (American artist and dancer 1941-2010) prolific journals into an art installation of sound and light; Pipa Bradbury will construct interventions on found photos of Yoray and Leah Harp reflects upon the personhood of Yoray in her artpiece. Together, the exhibition questions the legacy of an artist — whether artistic expression is as mortal as the artist herself; if artistic interpretation can give voice to the other or falls short in the context of irreparable loss.
Alma Yoray (1941-2010) was an accomplished dancer in the 1960’s artistic New York scene and later in Poland. With family ties to Chicago, Yoray’s rich and unsettled life transversed poetry, singing, photography, and spirituality, feeding her rigorous dance practice.
Exhibition will be located in the Fountainhead Lofts in the Chicago Art District.