Chicago Artists Coalition welcomes the public to view exhibitions by emerging Chicago artists, join us at opening receptions, or attend education events

2130 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Wednesday – Friday, 11AM - 5PM

Saturday, 12-4PM

05.11
Collectors Circle: Gallery Tour with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Collectors Circle: Gallery Tour with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6-7:30pm

Chicago Artists Coalition is excited to announce the first in-person Collectors Circle tour of the year with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. As a safety measure, the tour will be limited to 15 members. Masks are required.

Collectors Circle members will take a guided tour with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery of the first solo exhibition by ruby onyinyechi amanze, Thinghood. The private tour will also include the attendance of special guest, ruby onyinyechi amanze. Thinghood, will be on view from May 7 through June 5, 2021 and will present seven new drawings. To make these works, over twenty-five different drawings were created, then cut and systematically reassembled into their finished form.

amanze is currently working with a newly reduced capsule of seven recurring elements that include: swimming pools, ada and audre - who masquerade as swimmers/divers, dancers and pseudo lovers - windows and other architectural references, okada [motorcycle taxis], pigeons in flight and the paper itself. amanze speaks lovingly of each of the elements as individual forms. Now having isolated them from their former cohort, they take on new meaning as the ones that stayed. Human-like beings and inanimate objects ultimately share the same function; flat forms that interact and move [play] in endless configurations to create a multi-dimensional and therefore, illogical space.

ruby onyinyechi amanze’s (b. 1982, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria; based in Philadelphia) works on paper explore the vast and magical potential of space and the balance between magnitude and weightlessness. Incorporating a working vocabulary of just seven elements, amanze plays with the possibilities of spatial relationships, both within the page and beyond its borders utilizing custom mounts.

*Venues are wheelchair accessible.

This event is open to Collectors Circle members only. Please RSVP to Karina Quintana
Space is limited; please respond early to secure your place.

Collectors Circle is generously sponsored by Chartwell Insurance Services and Hennessy


Interested in joining Collectors Circle?
Open to anyone with an interest in contemporary art, Collectors Circle is a dynamic group made up of many emerging and established collectors who share a strong interest in supporting Chicago’s role as an arts capital. Members receive invitations to private collections tours and access to special events throughout the year. Learn more and Join HERE

Never miss a thing

Subscribe to our newsletter and get regular updates on news, events, grants, and the latest opportunities for artists.

Support Chicago Artists

Make a gift to CAC today and join our growing community of supporters