You will be the archivist of your desires


Chicago Art Department

Opening Reception: July 13, 2018 from 6pm - 10pm
Closing Ritual + Curator Talk Back: August 3, 2018

You will be the archivist of your desires, a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring new works by Brittney Leeanne WilliamsFrances LightboundMarissa Chris Zain NeumanMeg LearyPooja Pittie, and Sydney Shavers.


In her text “Queer Feelings” feminist philosopher Sara Ahmed poses the question “How does it feel to inhabit a body that fails to reproduce an ideal?” The six, female-identified artists in You will be the archivist of your desires present work that peels at the edges of our understandings of what it means to be a contemporary female artist, each of them searching for new ways of understanding themselves in the din of countering narratives. All working from the place of the anti-monolith, these artists explore the frustrations of the built environment which has repressed feminine input.

Above: Limited edition YWBAD bandanas screen printed with the exhibition statement & give away at opening reception. Made with 100% dyke labor. 

Right: Meg Leary, Ariel Gentalen, Brittney Leeanne Willams, Sydney Shavers, Fran Lightbound, & Pooja Pittie