PAST EVENT
Do u dig
Circle Contemporary + Good Weather
December 1, 2020 – January 15, 2021
1524 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Arts of Life’s Circle Contemporary is pleased to partner with Good Weather for the two-person exhibition Do u dig featuring double-sided drawings by guest artist Ron Ewert and sculptures by Arts of Life artist Hubert Posey.

I learned to see freedom as always and intimately linked to the issue of transforming space. I have chosen to write about this concern with space in order both to acknowledge the oppositional modes of psychic decolonization that marginalized, exploited, and oppressed black folks envisioned and to document a cultural genealogy of resistance.1

In this expansive and more inclusive understanding of architecture, the vernacular is as relevant as any other form of architectural practice…Subversive historiography connects oppositional practices from the past with forms of resistance in the present, thus creating spaces of possibility where the future can be imagined differently—imagined in such a way that we can witness ourselves dreaming, moving forward and beyond the limits and confines of fixed locations.2

  1. bell hooks, “Black Vernacular: Architecture as Cultural Practice,” in Art on My Mind: visual politics (New York: New Press, 1995), 147.
  2. Ibid, 151.

Good Weather is a contemporary art gallery from North Little Rock, Arkansas founded in 2011. The gallery formed through an innate familial approach and from a desire to seed, locate, and bring contemporary art discourse in and to Arkansas. Following thirty-eight solo shows and a dozen offsite and hosted exhibitions, the gallery’s primary location—originally housed within a one-car suburban garage in the Lakewood neighborhood of North Little Rock—transformed in December 2017 into a long-term and perpetually changing fresco by artist Mariel Capanna titled Little Stone, Open Home,. The fresco (and intermittent curatorial programming specific to the work) can be viewed by appointment. Between 2018–2020, Good Weather undertook a singularly itinerant program: curating exhibitions that were hosted by colleagues and organized through various other invitations, collaborations, and self-initiated projects. Since 2016, Good Weather has also presented exhibitions and focused programming operating as a commercial gallery—currently located in Chicago, Illinois.

Good Weather will host a physical presentation of the exhibition in the back room at their Chicago location (1524. S. Western Ave., #117A) with hours on Thursday–Saturday from Noon–4 pm and by appointment on Wednesdays. Contact desk@goodweathergallery.com to schedule a visit.

Guest Curator Talk:
Friday, Dec 4, 2020
1:30–2:30 pm
RSVP for Zoom: circlecontemporary@artsoflife.org