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LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?

April 29th – June 13th

Liberty & Justice for All?

ARTISTS RECEPTION MAY 22ND 5-8PM!!!

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PAST EXHIBITS

MARCH 4TH – APRIL 18TH

MIKE KRANZ

DECEMBER 31ST – FEBRUARY 7TH

REST IN POWER – THE LIFE, LEGACY & MISSION OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG

Artists Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Stola Contemporary Art “Rest in Power! The Life, Legacy and Mission of RBG” CHICAGO, IL – December 31, 2020

In an already challenging time, losing Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a cultural icon, was a big blow in a difficult year. Artists around the United States are raising their visual voices to honor the “Notorious RBG”. This exhibition, Rest in Power! The Life, Legacy and Mission of RBG , documents this artistic movement in a collection of art featuring the work of 40 artists. It is an eye-catching and impactful testament of the lasting legacy of this national treasure. Enter the gallery to view an homage to an icon of women’s rights and social justice, who left behind a legacy of inspiration and greatness. The art is evidence that RBG inspired millions of people around the world through her hard work, perseverance, and courage in the face of adversity. Stola Contemporary, with generous support by the Chicago Chapter for Women’s Caucus for Art, created an exhibition that asked for work in all mediums that celebrate this amazing woman and to reflect on woman’s rights, equality, justice, inclusion, and friendships that see no political lines. Without the life of RBG, where would we be today? In this turbulent time of political changes, global conflicts, social, racial, gender and economic inequality, Stola Contemporary asked artists to address the influence RBG had on the individual artists and how that in turn was manifested into art. How do we act in collaboration or alone, across generational differences, races, identities and cultures to build back our future, locally and globally keeping Ginsburg’s teachings in mind? This exhibition features 74 works from 40 artists across the United States. The works, both curated and juried through a national call, were chosen from a broad spectrum of artists with diversity in culture, ethnicity and age, on a wide and thought-provoking spectrum of themes about Ginsburg. Artists use media including painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, digital art, fiber art, and assemblage. While there is a great amount of diversity in the artistic styles, the artists are united in an outpouring of admiration for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and highlighting the impact she made on us all.​

“We employ artwork to fight for human rights and social justice. We created this collection because the subject matter is timely, necessary and needed to give hope and honor the legacy of such an important woman.” says Kelly Mathews, Curator for Stola Contemporary.

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Joey Africa

November 19th – December 27th – Joey Africa! You definitely don’t want to miss this!!! Come meet the artist on November 21st 5-9pm. To keep everyone safe, we are requesting that you call to book a time slot. Please call Kelly @ (708)334-7062 or book a time directly on our Facebook page!

OCTOBER 9TH – NOVEMBER 15TH

“IMAGINE… Peace, Love & Understanding”

This show opens on what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday. This show is to celebrate his vision and the best of human nature. During this extremely contentious election season please come join us in our happy place and IMAGINE… Peace, Love & Understanding!

Artists receptions October 9th 5 – 9pm and October 10th 2 – 5pm. Masks and Social Distancing required. Only 10 people at a time allowed in the Gallery, so please do your socializing outdoors or in our tent!

AUGUST 20 – OCTOBER 4

INTERNATIONAL ICONIC POP ARTIST PETER MARS

CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPER KAT VAN HORN

Artist Reception September 12th 5pm – 9pm



JULY 16 – AUG 16

ALL IN THE SAME BOAT – OR ARE WE?

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“All in the same boat – or are we?”

“All in the Same Boat – or are we? Artists respond to the first 6 months of 2020”
A diverse group of over 50 Chicago area artists together in response to the pandemic isolation, climate change, and the peaceful and violent protests engendered by the loss of lives triggered by police brutality against African Americans
The two opening receptions are: Friday, July 31, from 6-9PM and Saturday, August 1st, from 2-5PM.  All who attend must practice social distancing and wear masks, preferably decorative. Gloves are also recommended. Prizes will be given for the 3 best masks on both days.
Curated by Anne Farley Gaines.


BEING BIPOLAR IN A POLARIZED WORLD

“Being Bipolar in a Polarized World” by Kelly Mathews

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GUNS & MONEY

17 Artists reaction to America’s Gun Culture


IN THE HOUSE

“In the House” is a celebration of the Fabulous group of artists that originally came together to help us open Stola Contemporary Art. Included artists are:

  • Peter Mars
  • Mike Kranz  
  • Ken Hirte
  • Brian Bonebrake
  • Karl Emanuel
  • Kelly Mathews
  • Kathy Roman

 

 

A new Contemporary art gallery in the Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago