Opening this Saturday, June 22, from 4-7pm, is “Just Yell,” a solo exhibition by MMG artist, Cheryl Pope. Taking place at moniquemeloche gallery, “Just Yell” is the culmination of a year long collaboration between the artist and over 300 Chicago Youth responding to the current gun violence plaguing the city. In addition to her own studio work, Pope has also orchestrated a number of performances, interventions and public events (or “yells”) that aim “to make the invisible visible in a less temporal space and format than the morning news. These yells ask each of us to confront a reality that is both present and absent simultaneously.”
Says the gallery:
“On opening night Saturday, June 22nd, Phoenix Military Academy will perform along with a selection of young poets performing their spoken word to viewers as they ride in classic muscle cars, through Wicker Park and Humboldt Park, in a piece titled ‘Drive by in 5 Acts.’ A series of public events will continue each Saturday during the run of the exhibition starting with the Teen Creative Agency (TCA) from the Museum of Contemporary Art, who will be installing their ‘Living Room’ program at the gallery on Saturday, June 29th; additional events to be announced.”
This exhibition is not to be missed. For more information, please visit moniquemeloche gallery’s website.