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MCA Live
Cheryl Pope, Walk With Me

Tue, Mar 25, 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

Artist Cheryl Pope collaborates with After School Matters, Air Force Academy High School, and poet Ayinde Cartman to present a series of personal readings by young spoken-word poets from Chicago. The event is presented as part of Just Yell, an ongoing project by Pope that explores the effects of gun violence on the city of Chicago.

Pope will present one final project at the MCA as part of Just Yell, MCA Live: Bring to Light on Tuesday, April 22. These projects are 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.