1418 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60642
Store Hours 12-7pm daily
Chicago Truborn is a community based gallery/art coalition/clothing line dedicated to supporting all mediums of artistic creation with an emphasis on street art. Our goal is to create a network for local artists which enables personal and professional connections while also creating the opportunity to collaborate in new ways and, of course, to provide the platform for their work.
We want to break down the barriers of what it means to appreciate and create art. Going to a gallery shouldn’t require a hefty donation or getting decked out in your Sunday best. We believe art should be accessible, affordable, and relevant. Chicago Truborn is passionate about art as a medium of change within our community. We aim to evolve just as your interests and needs evolve; help us to help you and we will all grow as a community. You are Chicago Truborn!!
This months mural is the work of Langston Allston. Here are his words about the piece:
“My work explores Black male representation through myth. The history of Black people in the United States is one tempered by extensive re imagining and reorganizing. This incomplete history is supplemented by a healthy dose of cultural mythology, built by media representations and oral tradition. Through presenting blackness as modern myth I intend to open a discussion about representation and misrepresentation, and to engage with the complex web of history and fiction that makes up contemporary masculinity.”
The Martyrdom of St. Denis
“St. Denis is said to have been beheaded during a sermon, only to pick up his severed head and walk 6 miles whilst preaching the entire time. While I’m not particularly drawn to modern Christianity, I am enthralled by mythology and the construction of history. As far as I’m concerned St. Denis released the first posthumous rap album, and has been venerated accordingly.”