In Progress: Derrick Woods-Morrow

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    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Derrick Woods-Morrow. Photo: Daniel Delgado.
Derrick Woods-Morrow, Letter to Mom, 2018. Installation view, Keeping Record, Chicago Artists Coalition. Drawing, crayon, vinyl, and neon tubing; approx. 220 × 120 in, Image courtesy of the artist.
Derrick Woods-Morrow, Will you Shower in your uniform for me?, 2017. Pigment print; 24 × 36 in, Image courtesy of the artist.
Derrick Woods-Morrow, Excerpts from Acts of Divination (II) - Negation of Sight, 2019. Documentation of 2-hour durational performance, Image courtesy of the artist.
Derrick Woods-Morrow, (Film Viewing Apparatus) - Chasing Adam, 2018. Steel tubing, police car seats, tires, “Safety Red” enamel paint, 100-year-old Chicago common bricks, glaze & film (The Roach is Coming, 15:01, 1920 × 1080 on flat screen monitor. Image courtesy of the artist.
Derrick Woods-Morrow, “…I don’t know…I guess I’m thinking about when I learned what it meant to be gay.”, 2018. Still from The Roach is Coming. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Multidisciplinary artist Derrick Woods-Morrow brings together a cohort of black, queer collaborators in this experimental performance and conversation incorporating sculptural materials and movement. Performers include Darryl Terrell, Charles Long, and Zakkiyyah Najeebah.

In Progress is a series of public programs designed to give artists, thinkers, and curators a platform for developing new works and to give patrons a glimpse into the creative process. In Progress is organized by January Parkos Arnall, Curator of Public Programs, and Christy LeMaster, Assistant Curator of Public Programs.

Derrick Woods-Morrow, Documentation teaser for upcoming MCA performance, tentatively titled Box of 64 (Divination) - Activation I. 2019. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Derrick Woods-Morrow, Documentation teaser for upcoming MCA performance, tentatively titled Box of 64 (Divination) - Activation I. 2019. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Derrick Woods-Morrow, Documentation teaser for upcoming MCA performance, tentatively titled Box of 64 (Divination) - Activation I. 2019. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.