Indigo | the color of whiteness, paintings by Maggie Hubbard
Where: Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Uptown, Chicago
When: Friday, July 20, 2018 through Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 2018, 6-8 pm
Media Contact: Jane Hertenstein, 773-454-4887
“For almost five millennia, in every culture and every major religion, indigo has been one of the world’s most valued pigments. No color has been prized so highly or for so long, or been at the center of such turbulent human encounters. Indigo was a cornerstone of the transatlantic slave trade—one of the hidden commodities, like cotton, sugar, salt, and gold…”
Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World, Catherine E. McKinley
“Indigo | the color of whiteness,” a series of paintings by artist Maggie Hubbard, presents icons of the white middle class. These objects and scenes take on new meaning when solely depicted with indigo dye, an ancient pigment fraught with power, colonization, and slavery. Hubbard’s work asks two critical questions of our time: who is white and what does it mean to be white? Indigo | the color of whiteness, Friday, July 20–August 29, will be on display at Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave., Uptown, Chicago.
Maggie Hubbard is an artist from Chicago, IL and holds a BS in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University (2013). Her work has been featured in various exhibitions throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. She is pursuing a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago this coming fall. More of her work can be found at www.maggiehubbard.net.