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An Orange Dragon
Reception Opening

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 / 5-8pm

Work by

Devin T. Mays

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present An Orange Dragon, a solo exhibition of new work by Devin T. Mays. The exhibition opens on Friday, September 27, 2019, with a reception from 5-8pm.

A self-described shaman, Devin T. Mays has created new work that interrogates his desire to believe. Much of his work, in its manifestation and engagement, requires a level of persistence and patience. One might say that same level of presence is needed to believe. Through memorabilia of his past, a collection of moving images and finds from a flea market, he will try his best to materialize a miracle.

Devin T. Mays
An Orange Dragon
September 27 - November 7, 2019

Opening reception:
Friday, September 27, 2019, 5-8pm

Screening and Public Talk:
All Things Are True
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6-8pm

image: Devin T. Mays, All Things are True, 2019, HD video still

About Artists

Devin T. Mays' practice is an auto-ethnographic investigation of the in-between -- an intermediate space navigated by the social polarities of his identity. These social polarities, ranging from corporeal to celestial, demarcate spaces that define an in-between. This in-between-ness is measured both horizontally and vertically – horizontality as a measurement of time and verticality as a measurement of transcendence. Time tests the durability of polarities and transcendence tests the limits of their existence. This visual language develops a vocabulary that defines and redefines the in-between being explored in his practice, and the iterative formal gestures create conceptual underpinnings that create grammatical rules for the work. By creating conditions that infiltrate, imitate and mine his familial, spiritual and cultural landscape, the work proposes and repositions what’s in-between.


Photo: Andrew Henderson.

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