A long time dream, OF EXCEPTIONS, will be underway in the fall of 2023 with a unique exhibition at Artruss in Chicago. This exhibition will be a seed for the larger project which will take place at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago upon completion.
This project takes Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling painting and its associated history as its basis. Like most of the work I do, I utilize this foundation as a place to have conversations about the real histories of our culture which have not had painted ceilings. These histories, when ignored, have excluded so many from having cultural input. OF EXCEPTIONS offers a new way to see what we assume holds power and authority over culture.
Your help is needed to make this project a reality! Any artwork sold during the exhibition at Artruss will directly help fund the initial fabrication of the panels needed to recreate the ceiling. A to-scale example will be hanging at the exhibition, and many works which are studies for the final project will be presented.
Below is a selection of artwork as studies for this monumental new project.