The Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA)at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn, Illinoisis presenting "Ayanah Moor: I Wish I Could Be You More Often," through April 10.
Moor is an artist whose work explores Blackness, gender, desire and language. "I Wish I Could Be You More Often" is Moor's first exhibition at CCMA.
For "I Wish I Could Be You More Often", Moor is exhibiting a collection of new paintings. Moor's works are hung against a backdrop of images, colors and patterns that reflect the overlapping histories and representations that inform her practice. The backdrop is composed of wall graphics, domestic objects and custom lighting elements.
Moor's work also recently appeared in the award-winning horror film Candyman (2021), directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele.
The CCMA is presenting two related events in support of the exhibition, both of which are free and open to the public, although reservations are required.
On Thursday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., Moor will provide a tour and talk at the museum. On Saturday, March 5, 3-5 p.m., there will also be a discussion of Moor's work with the artist; Dr. Sampada Arankeassistant professor in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicagowill lead the talk.
For more information, visit https://www.theccma.org/ayanah-moor.
NOTE: Regarding COVID protocols, face masks are required for all attendees; masks should cover both the nose and mouth. Also, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a very recent negative test (regardless of age) is required. For details on accepted tests and more information on COVID-19 protocols, visit www.atthemac.org/covid-19-update/ .