2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Artists on the Lam. Celebrate with us!
It was on June 6, 2011, that Logan Square artist, independent curator, and writer Jenny Lam founded Artists on the Lam and published her first post on what would later be voted “Best Arts Blog” in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago issue.
As part of the celebration, Jenny has curated a massive international exhibition called DECAHEDRON.
Knowing from the start that this would be virtual, Jenny wanted to involve more artists than she would for any physical show, as a way to truly take advantage of having an online platform (when getting interviewed about 2020’s acclaimed SLAYSIAN, one point that kept coming up was the silver lining of being able to exhibit bonus pieces as digital exclusives), and to truly fit a milestone anniversary.
She invited all artists from past shows, invited other artists she admired but hadn’t exhibited yet (likening the process to an episodic TV series where you wander the land embarking on different adventures and meeting different characters, and then, in the end, you go back and revisit all your old friends and ask them to be part of your heist), and—in keeping with the nature of Artists on the Lam group shows—put out an open call for artists too. Past, present, and future are all intertwined.
The result? A show with 74 artists, with over 350 works of art–– hailing from all over Chicago, the country, and the world, DECAHEDRON’s participating artists include:
Adrienne L. Glover, Adrienne Powers, Agnieszka Ligendza, Alba Margarita,
Alex Kostiw, Alix Anne Shaw, Allen Vandever, Angie Redmond,
Brianna Lynn Hernández Baurichter, Bruce Riley, Caroline Walser, Carrie McGath,
Céline Browning, Chad Kouri, Charlene Moy, CHema Skandal!,
Chris Silva, Christine Nicklos, Claire Ashley, Clarisse Perrette,
Corinne Halbert, Cristy Corso, Czr Prz, Dan Castranova, Danielle Pontarelli,
Diane Ponder, Emily Calvo, English Prevo, Glenn Wexler, Hazel R. Magnolia,
Heidi Jensen, InsomniaBird, James Gu, James Jankowiak, James Mosher,
Juliann Wang, Julius Dizon-Cruz Bautista, Justin Suico, Karen I. Hirsch,
Kathy Halper, KC Winter, Keelan McMorrow, Kristin Cass, Kurt Kreissl,
Laura Catherwood, Lee Eun Young, Lisa Goesling, Mac Blackout, Mairin Hartt,
Mark Pol, Mary Porterfield, Mazon, Megan M. Rivera, Melissa Wang, MelonJames,
My Linh Mac, Nancy Bechtol, Nathan Stanton, Nik Burkhart, Olivia Shih,
Patricia Biesen, Patrick Earl Hammie, Peyton Rack, Priscilla Huang, Ramiro Silva-Cortés,
Rialin José, Richard Gessert, Robert Apolinar, Robin Monique Rios, Sam Riesmeyer,
Stafford Hiroshi Smith, Tiffany Gholar, Toby zur Loye, Yuqing Zhu, and you.
- Virtual Event