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MCA Live
Cheryl Pope, Bring to Light

Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 6–8 pm

Yell: Cheryl Pope, 2013

Yell, 2013
© James Prinz Photography
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery
Photo: James Prinz Photography

For the final installment of Just Yell, artist Cheryl Pope collaborates with students and faculty from Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Team Englewood High School, Farragut Career Academy, and the All Stars Project organization to present a series of live music performances, poetry readings, stand-up comedy, and visual art projects that highlights the talents of Chicago youths.

Just Yell is an ongoing project by Pope that explores the effects of gun violence on the city of Chicago. This project is presented as part of RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice, a concurrent exhibition at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery.

About the Artist

Working in the mediums of sculpture, video, installation, assemblage, drawing, and performance, Cheryl Pope addresses issues of connectivity and identity that inform the way in which we live our lives today. Through research and experimentation, she produces work that poses specific questions about topical social, political, and global conversations. She is interested in developing communities through her work via collaboration, relevancy, and outreach that illustrate a collective and individual plight for assertive voice in light of social and political restraint. Pope received her master’s in design in 2010 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.