Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 North Peoria St., Chicago) presents two solo shows Carrie Mae Weems' Slow Fade To Black and Anne Wilson's Dispersions from October 26 to December 7, 2013.
Weems has been creating video and photographic works confronting social and racial stereotypes for over 30 years. The pieces ask her audience to take another look at history. She creates a conversation between history and now. She was recently the subject of a retrospective, Three Decades of Photography and Video and the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant. Slow Fade to Black is her fourth solo show with the gallery.
Wilson, based in Chicago, creates work dealing with memory, history and social/domestic ritual via multi-media. Dispersion consists of 26 fabric pieces. She uses heirloom white damask coth with holes/tears from use. She then sews a perfect circle with thread and hair creating a halo effect which is then "stopped again by the white metal frame." This is Wilson's third show with the gallery.