Featured Artist: Jennifer Hereth

ARTIST STATEMENT    In response to a violent year in minority communities in Chicago, 2016, my studio efforts concentrated on using my exhibiting opportunities to bring awareness where possible. Collateral Kids, Disposable Fashions and Futures, branded our societies casual attitude towards the deaths of young African American males and young Muslim girls being sold as suicide bombers. White Lies Madder, concentrated on the white lies white Americans tell ourselves to feel better and not face the serious ongoing racism in our nation. Friendly Fire looked at the young children and gang family members being targeted in black on black killings as year progressed....

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