URI-EICHEN GALLERY


The Supreme Court of the United States: Month 1
MAY: Roe v Wade 1973.

Closing Friday, June 7th, 2019 7pm-9pm
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 S Halsted Chicago IL 60608 info@URI-EICHEN.com

Angela Davis Fegan, work in progress New work by Amy Leners, Amina Ross, Angela Davis Fegan and Mary Clare Butler

Film Screening: JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE

A film by Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy

This 1996 film is a fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training.

Roe v Wade- the right to choose is under attack in the United States today. Join us to see new work from four women and fem identified artists at Uri-Eichen Gallery. See Angela Davis Fegan's work on paper Anointed Agency, Mary Clare Butler's cyanotype group Viability, Amy Leners’ participatory installation We Have Always Done What is Necessary, and conceptual work from Amina Alexander Ross.

Image: Viability, Mary Clare Butler.

The Supreme Court of the United States: Month 1
MAY: Roe v Wade 1973.

Opening Friday, May 10, 2019 6pm-10pm
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 S Halsted Chicago IL 60608 info@URI-EICHEN.com

Angela Davis Fegan, work in progress New work by Amy Leners, Amina Ross, Angela Davis Fegan and Mary Clare Butler

Roe v Wade- the right to choose is under attack in the United States today. Join us to see new work from four women and fem identified artists at Uri-Eichen Gallery. See Angela Davis Fegan's work on paper Anointed Agency, Mary Clare Butler's cyanotype group Viability, Amy Leners’ participatory installation We Have Always Done What is Necessary, and conceptual work from Amina Alexander Ross.

Image: Viability, Mary Clare Butler.

Opening reception discussion at 7pm: The attacks on Roe v Wade today with the Clinic Vest Project and the artists on their work.

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) is a landmark decision issued in 1973 by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state's interests in regulating abortions: protecting women's health and protecting the potentiality of human life. Arguing that these state interests became stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the third trimester of pregnancy.

Open by appointment outside of receptions through June 7, 2019. For an appointment, call 312 852 7717



The Supreme Court of the United States: Month 2

Milliken v Bradley 1974. School Segregation in Chicago: Dyett Strike!

Opening Friday, June 14, 2019 6pm-10pm
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 S Halsted Chicago IL 60608 info@URI-EICHEN.com

Angela Davis Fegan, work in progress Join Uri-Eichen Gallery as we look at this forty-five year old decision undermining Brown v Board of Education by reviewing Chicago activists’ fight against the closure of Dyett High School. Materials from the strike on loan from Journey for Justice Alliance, Images from Ervin Lopez and Phil Cantor and more.

Program at 7pm: Jitu Brown, a leader in the Dyett Hunger Strike on Education Segregation today.

Forty-five years ago “the Supreme Court released one of its most villainous, yet under-appreciated, decisions. Its legacy hangs over nearly every major school system in the country, but its name means nothing to most people.

Milliken v. Bradley began in 1970, when the NAACP sued the state of Michigan to desegregate Detroit’s schools. In particular, they wanted a solution that would involve both the city and the suburbs since, by that point, the vast majority of Detroit’s residents were black, and meaningful de-segregation within city limits had become almost impossible.

After hours of testimony on redlining, exclusionary zoning, police-sanctioned violence, and other sordid tales of American housing discrimination, the federal judge on the case, Stephen Roth, agreed with the plaintiffs that government “at all levels” bore responsibility for residential segregation. As a result, Roth concluded, the government could not legitimately enforce the school boundaries that residential segregation was designed to exploit.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/24/youve-probably-never-heard-of-one-of-the-worst-supreme-court-decisions/?utm_term=.f2cd1aabf1f8 ;

Open by appointment outside of receptions through July 5, 2019. For an appointment, call 312 852 7717

JUNE: Milliken v Bradley 1974. School Segregation in Chicago
JULY: Graham v Connor 1989. Fighting Police Violence in Chicago
AUGUST: Shelby County v Holder 2013. Voter Suppression in the Wake of Shelby County
SEPTEMBER: Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission 2018. Pushback against LGBTQ Rights in the United States.

October- Chip Thomas
November – Corey Hagelberg, woodcuts


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URI-EICHEN Gallery Board

Richard Berg is the Past President of Teamsters Local 743 where he was an activist in the Teamster reform movement for more than 20 years before being elected president. He was a member and union steward for the Teamsters while working in the Department of Environmental Services at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has also worked as an Organizer for AFSCME, as a Business Agent for the Teamsters, as a Union Representative for SEIU Local 73 and a Staff Representative for AFSCME Council 31. He was also previously the Treasurer of the Chicago Area Labor Support Committee, Executive Board Member of the Chicago Chapter of the Labor Committee for Latin American Advancement, International Steering Committee Member of Teamsters for a Democratic Union, 30th Ward Coordinator for Harold Washington for Mayor in 1987, Staff for James Exum for 48th Ward Democratic Committeeman, Steering Committee Member of the Illinois Chapter of the Labor Party, Wisconsin Chair of the Midwest Coalition Against Registration and the Draft, Co-Chair of the Marquette University Coalition for Divestiture and President of the Marquette University Progressive Student Organization . Richard is currently working for the Chicago Teachers Union and serves on the Steering Committee for the Chicago Labor Speakers Club. He also enjoys fine art whenever possible.

Paul Durica is a teacher, writer, and public historian. Since 2008 he has been producing a series of free and interactive public history programs under the name Pocket Guide to Hell. These talks, walks, and reenactments use costumes, props, music, and audience participation to make the past feel present.Paul’s writing on Chicago history and culture has appeared in Poetry, The Chicagoan, Mash Tun, Lumpen, and elsewhere and, with Bill Savage, he is the editor of Chicago By Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America (Northwestern UP, 2013). He is currently the Director of Programs for Illinois Humanities.

Ruth Needleman, professor emerita in Labor Studies at Indiana University, has taught labor and Latin American studies since the late sixties. After 4 years in Latin American Literature & Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz, she worked for the United Farm Workers under Cesar Chavez.

Ruth has been awarded honors for excellence in teaching, research and service, for her work, including a book, Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: the struggle for union democracy, and many articles on black history, race, class and gender, leadership development and on movements in Latin America. She contributed to a book on the right-wing in Chile, published by Quimantu, Allende’s publishing house, prior to the fascist coup. She has traveled extensively, presented in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Nigeria, Yugoslavia, Japan, Colombia and more.

She pioneered courses in Labor & the Arts at IU, and established a 15-year college-degree program called Swingshift College, enabling steelworkers to complete college degrees in a customized worker program based on transformational pedagogy. Currently she is writing about this program and the role and character of “pedagogy for liberation” for the 21st century. She is also teaching a course on global social movements at the School of the Arts Institute.

John Pitman Weber is active in community based public art, having co-founded the Chicago Public Art Group almost 45 years ago. His public works in mosaic, paint, cement, and brick are currently found in Chicago, New York City, Minneapolis, Vitoria-Gasteiz, (Spain), Spencer, IA and libraries of Broward Cty, FL. He is also active in the studio with painting and woodcuts. One of his large woodcuts is currently included in the Gulf Labor Coalition’s presence at the Venice Biennale. He is emeritus, retired from Elmhurst College. His home-studio is in Pilsen.

Larry Redmond: I've always had an interest in art. As a child, I used to draw comic book characters. When I entered college, I had hoped to major in art. However, at the time UIC didn't have an art department.

Now, I express myself visually through photography. I love photographing life in the street, especially marches and demonstrations. But my interest is expanding to fine art photography. I hope to do portraits and still lifes within the next year or so.

I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I majored in Philosophy and minored in English. I later attended the John Marshall Law School, earning a Juris Doctor degree. I studied art and photography at Chicago State University where I developed my passion for Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.

I have recently become a member of the Chicago Alliance of African-American Photographers because I appreciated the organization's dedication of professionalism and excellence in the practice of the art of photography. I am also a member of the Washington Park Camera Club. I currently live in Chicago with my wife and family.

Kathy Steichen co-founded Uri-Eichen Gallery with her husband, Christopher Urias, in 2011. She has led the programming development and coordination of hundreds of visual art and community events at the gallery in the last seven years. She built an organization that brings thousands of people into the space to enjoy art, music and participate in discussions on social justice themes. She has been involved in racial justice, anti-war and human rights issues for over 25 years. She is an alumna of several social justice and arts programs at Las Palomas de Taos, housed in the Mable Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico. She founded Amnesty International chapters at the University of Iowa, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked as the Student Program Coordinator of Amnesty International in the Mid-west Region. She worked for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s first primary run as the field coordinator of the 48th Ward in Chicago in the first Campaign School. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has a M.S. in Union Leadership and Administration from UMASS Amherst. She has worked in the labor movement for twenty years as an organizer and union staff representative where she represents private and public sector local unions. She has been a practicing print-maker for over 25 years focused on work related to social justice theme

Christopher Urias co-founded Uri-Eichen Gallery. He is a Pilsen, Chicago native who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.