Opening Reception for Delisha McKinney's Madonnas Series

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Opening Reception for Delisha McKinney's Madonnas Series

Artist Delisha McKinney Releases Her Madonnas Series

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Elephant Room Gallery 704 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

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Chicago-Based artist Delisha McKinney will be releasing a new series of paintings September 29th to October 9th at Elephant Room Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 30th from 6 to 9pm.

The Madonna Series explores the idea of divinity through the artist's own re-imagination of the Black Madonna. In this series, women are portrayed, partially nude, with their children. Gold crowns, halos, linens and various other symbolism are used throughout the work. In line with her signature style, these paintings harken back to childhood and memories of fairy tales. The narrative of these Madonnas is not one of a specific religion but rather of the divinity found within a woman's ability to carry, birth and nurture new life, as well as her own.

Additional open hours will be Oct. 1st 12-5pm, Oct. 4th 10-2pm, Oct. 7th 6-8pm, Oct. 8th 12-5pm & Oct. 9th 1-3pm. Check out the gallery's website for more information.

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