A Love Supreme: McCormick House Reimagined

Jan 21st–Apr 29th 2024

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A Love Supreme seeks to provide a new narrative about the bold, bright, and vast number of designers who are the future of American design. For the McCormick House installation, curators Norman Teague and Rose Camara ask, “What is your Coltrane story? Who awakened you personally and artistically?” The exhibit celebrates a variety of jazz and jazz-influenced influences on Chicago design, and will include key musical performances throughout its run. See the accompanying gallery guide for links to songs selected by the artists that inspire their lives, works, or artistic practices.

Artists: Oluwaseyi Adeleke, Germane Barnes, Cain Baum, Bryana Bibbs, Paul Branton, Steve Bravo, Brandon Breaux, Alex Carter, Roger Carter, Funlola Coker, Summer Coleman, Shani Crowe, Max Davis, Juan de la Mora, Julius C. Dorsey, Brian K. Ellison, Stephen Flemister, Krista Franklin, Toni L. Griffin, Andres L. Hernandez, Roland Knowlden, Marvell Lahens, Cedric Mitchell, Roger Noel, Obiora Nwazota, Lola Ayisha Ogbara, Daniel Overbey, Suchi Reddy, Tony Smith, Edra Soto, Jomo Tariku, Norman Teague, Raymond A. Thomas, Fo Wilson, and Sadie Woods.

A Love Supreme is part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art that highlights the city’s artistic heritage and creative communities. It is sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and in part by a grant from the League of Chicago Theatres and ComEd. With programming in partnership with Elmhurst University Department of Music.

A Love Supreme: McCormick House Reimagined is co-curated by Norman Teague and Rose Camara. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Chipstone Foundation.

Image: Norman Teague and Folayemi Wilson for blkHaUS Studios, Improv, 2018, Found instrument and furniture parts, Photo by Ebere Agwuncha via blkhausstudios