Comfort Music Presents:
Animation screening by artists Amina Ross and Ashley McClenon, with live music performed by AJ McClenon.
About Amina Ross:
"Amina is an undisciplined creative who works across mediums and shapes spaces that honor darkness and love, often using language and light through video installations, sculptural work, and in their work with people. Amina has shown work at the Black Cinema House, Vox Populi, Links Hall, and Hyde Park Art Center, among several other venues. Amina has spoken on panels and taught workshops at the College Arts Association Conference, Allied Media Conference, Black Artist Retreat, Threewalls, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among other venues. Amina attended ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) in 2015 and was a part of Chicago Artist Coalition’s BOLT Residency 2015-2016 cohort. Amina is currently Curator-in-Residence for Links Hall’s 2017-2018 season. Amina co-runs F4F, a Black and femme centered space in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, and is a Lead Artist of the Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Amina's commitment to loving, challenging spaces has manifested in the founding of 3rd Language (2011-2015), a queer arts collective."
About AJ McClenon:
"Originally from Washington D.C, A.J. McClenon grew up in “D.C. proper,” Baltimore and New York during the administrations of Reagan, Clinton, and Bush. A.J.’s work sets personal narratives alongside empirical data, leveling the hierarchies of truth. A.J. holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in creative writing from the University of Maryland College Park. A.J. has also studied at Eugene Lang College. A.J. has performed and shown work throughout the US, at institutions including Steppenwolf, The Promontory, Woman Made Gallery, Echo Park Film Center, Chicago Filmmakers, Fine Art Complex 1101, and Longwood Arts Center. A.J. is currently a co-organizer of Beauty Breaks, an intergenerational beauty and wellness workshop series for black people along the spectrum of femininity. A.J. is also a co-founder of F4F, a domestic venue that cultivates a femme community, centers blackness, and expands upon understandings of what domestic space can be.
Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**