Oliva Gallery

 For immediate release

Chicago, Il.- Oliva Gallery is pleased to present TRAUMA: a group exhibition of mostly women identified artists from Chicago. TRAUMA will run from March 8th to March 30th with an opening reception on International Women’s day, March 8th 2019 from 5-10pm. During the 3 weeks of the exhibition, Oliva Gallery will be hosting a series of workshops engaging with traumas and facilitated by artists (see website & social media for details).

24 artists will be featured in the show: Anca Gray, Beatriz E Ledesma, Corinne D. Peterson, Diane Green, Eve Brownstone, Jane Norling, Heather Stark-Killian, Helen Mayer-Jones, Kate Roth, Kimberly Oliva, Laura Questel, Leah Brown, Leslie Speicher, Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski, Marina Rheault Post, Nicholas Nadja, Pattie Stell, Picolina Zoo, Pinar Aral, Sara Renae Holloway, Scott Pearson, Tamara Wasserman, Vasso Kolias, Whitney Bradshaw. The body of work explores trauma through various practices and media: painting, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations.

trau·ma

/ˈtroumə,ˈtrômə/

a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.

Origin, late 17th century: from Greek, literally ‘wound’

With TRAUMA, curator and gallery owner Kimberly Oliva gathers a unprecedented amount of artists in the history of her gallery. If this exhibition’s work required to acknowledge one’s wounds, it also decenters the conversation from a strictly individual standpoint so that we remember the collective nature of trauma.

TRAUMA: a group exhibition will run through March 30th, 2019. Many of the artists will be presented at the opening reception Friday March 8th5-10pm. Gallery hours are every Saturday from 12-4pm & by appointment. For additional information please contact Kimberly Oliva: 847-922-5736

olivagallery@gmail.com