Category Archives: Guests

Jeremy Newman

jeremy newman headshot

Filmmaker Jeremy Newman’s work, City in a Garden, was chosen for exhibition in our May 2018 show CounterCultures: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present. This film explores Chicago from cultural, historical, and sociological perspectives. Its montage sequences, comprised of archival film clips and digital footage, immerse viewers in an unflinching and timeless sense of place. […]

Olga Guse

Olga Guse Figurines

Olga is the only international artist we accepted into our CounterCulture exhibition. Hailing from Russia, most of her work is comprised of creative animations that expand the conversation about the expanding urban sprawl and the resulting environmental issues caused by such. With new discoveries about the lead present in Chicago’s water supply, as well as […]

John Yaou

John Yaou

John’s current body of work focuses on celebrating Urban/Street Art. His aim is to use these influences to elevate these genres to a level of high art. Although his subject matter may differ, his work remains cohesive by keeping the methodology and technique consistent. Graffiti Culture is a counterculture that greatly influenced and nurtured Yaou’s love […]

Amanda Taves

Amanda Taves

Through her work, Amanda Taves explores the transitory nature of identity against the backdrop of an ever-expanding social world. She employs commonplace elements such as dislocated objects, anonymous locations, and techniques typically reserved for criminal investigation to inspire viewer narratives. In her current series, View from a Stranger’s Window, Taves photographs windows located in the communal areas […]

Henry Sandifer


Henry Sandifer is a filmmaker and self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His work juxtaposes pop culture iconography and objective truths to force the viewer to question their own humanity. His paintings provoke heavy critical thought, as each piece carries with it heavy social commentary that explores both the past and current states of affairs. Henry’s brand, OCA […]