Buddy is proud to present its next installment of Art 4 Sale The Shag Show, featuring shag carpets and other products from the artists of Envision Unlimited. This collection of hand-knotted shag carpets and pillows made of repurposed materials is the result of a twenty-year collaboration between a community of artists who have perceived disabilities, and the social practice and studio artist, Monika Neuland Thomas. Their works were created within studios created at Envision Unlimited, a social service agency in Chicago that has served people with disabilities across all ages, abilities, and backgrounds for over 70 years.
As Neuland Thomas writes, “the work of this exhibition renders the creative process an eloquent and contemplative one. It illuminates disability as a universal human experience, and as a needed and respected diversity. These fiberworks and their creators attend to the process of inclusive and equitable making, considering how each human gesture and each scrap of repurposed material can most honestly and effortlessly belong to a larger texture of capacity.”
This exhibition is on display at Buddy, Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Fl. Garland Gallery, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL.
September 30 - November 5, 2022.
Public opening reception and publication release October 14, 5 - 8:30 PM.