On the Ground in Chicago: A Closer Look at Ackerman Clarke, DOCUMENT & Gildar/Good Weather (Video)

Ackerman Clarke, DOCUMENT, and Gildar/Good Weather invite you to take a closer look at their exhibitions on view in Chicago.

Explore detailed footage of Chicago-based Chris Bradley’s studio activities. This video highlights a number of artworks that are, or relate to, the pieces included in Ackerman Clarke's presentation at this year's edition of the fair. Bradley’s mostly self-taught knowledge of materials, and processes to manipulate them, is extensive.

This is a rare glimpse into the complicated methods endured to realize an object in the age of outsourcing. Chris Bradley (b. 1982) lives in Chicago and continues to exhibit nationally and internationally. A wall-bound sculpture was recently shown at the Hyde Park Art Center earlier this year, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago hosted a survey of varying pieces for the institution’s Chicago Works series in 2017.

DOCUMENT presents a selection of new works by Katy Cowan and Sara Greenberger Rafferty.

Dr. Charles Smith’s African American Heritage Museum and Black Veteran Archives (Courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center)

Learn more about Dr. Charles Smith and his vision as he gives a tour of his art environment and speaks to a group of school students in Hammond, Louisiana about his work titled the “African American Heritage Museum and Black Veteran Archives (AAHM&BVA).” This video is courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center and was produced in part to support Dr. Smith's operations through a GoFundMe campaign.

As part of their participation in NADA Miami, Good Weather and Gildar are presenting an episodic exhibition (“On I-55”) and selection of sculptures by Dr. Smith from his artworks’ site in Hammond (the featured setting in this video) and its original location in Aurora Township outside of Chicago. Concurrently, Dr. Smith’s solo exhibition “Aurora” is on view at the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin until January 31, 2021 and will be a significant part of the Kohler Art Center’s new Art Preserve opening on June 26, 2021.