For EXPO Chicago 2017, Gallery Wendi Norris will present new works by three internationally renowned artists— Firelei Báez, Julio César Morales, and Ranu Mukherjee—who explore historical, political and/or mythological narratives through a variety of media.
Báez will debut a Woven Vessels series, continuing her visual lexicon of powerful, female forms often stemming from Afro-Caribbean histories and folklore. Morales presents a new photographic-based series expanding on the treacherous tales along the Mexican/American border. Cuatro Caminos highlights the migratory patterns along the deadly Devils Highway (formally named Route 666), a prehistoric and colonial trail through the Sonora Desert in Arizona. Mukherjee will exhibit for the first time in Chicago, with large color-rich paintings from her Shadowtime series that reflect on the confluence of timescales in contemporary life across environmental, political and media-centric moments.