Lindsey Liss (b. 1975, Detroit Michigan) is a creative creator, intuitive, idea incubator, love generator, bad energy terminator, speaker of truth, ego slayer, light sabor, knowledge collector, self inspector. She is a poet, designer, artist. Her work has been exhibited at Heaven Gallery, HAM Gallery, 2112 Incubator, Soho House Chicago, The Paris Club, Macy’s and Double Door, and others.
Lindsey Liss, Chicago’s premiere lenticular and neon artist, will host an anniversary event at her space, Double L, located at the Cornelia Arts Building (1800 W Cornelia Avenue). Liss’ artwork shows various reflections on pop culture and ranges from neon signs and lenticular printing to wordplay and incorporating her original poetry into satirical pieces. She has exhibited her work at Heaven Gallery, HAM Gallery, 2112 Incubator, Soho House Chicago, The Paris Club, Macy’s, Double Door, Hyde Park Connect and Zhou B.
Most recently, her work can be seen at University of Chicago Artist Incubator where her piece, “For What It’s Worth” is hanging next to Hebru Brantley and Kara Walker. The show is entitled Chicago on My Mind: Selections from Private Chicago Collections and runs January 20 – February 26, 2017. Expanding on the intended curatorial vision of the 1969 exhibition Harlem on My Mind presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago on My Mind explores cultural values driven by Chicago-based social and civic-minded collection practices.
This exhibition takes form through a collaborative spirit between Curatorial Collective residents La Keisha Leek and Sadie Woods, and ten private collectors who are practicing artists, curators, cultural producers, educators, and founders of independently run arts organizations. Each participant, having stakes in the Chicago arts community, is treated as co-curator throughout the selection process of works featured in the exhibition. Chicago on My Mind creates a documented history and contemporary narrative that links to feminist and civil rights movements, the erasure of black masculinity through the prison industrial complex, immigrant rights, displacement, hope, and resilience.
After leaving the corporate world to pursue a full time career in art and poetry, Lindsey Liss is taking her creative Chicago-based career to the next level. With an emphasis on pop culture, neon art and lenticular printing, Liss’ artwork is a reflection of the city it is made in as well as the world as a whole.
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Liberty Needs Glasses by Tupac Shakur
excuse me but lady liberty needs glasses
and so does mrs justice by her side
both the broads r blind as bats
stumbling thru the system
justice bumbed into mutulu and
trippin on geronimo pratt
but stepped right over oliver
and his crooked partner ronnie
justice stubbed her big toe on mandela
and liberty was misquoted by the indians
slavery was a learning phase
forgotten with out a verdict
while justice is on a rampage
4 endangered surviving black males
i mean really if anyone really valued life
and cared about the masses
theyd take em both 2 pen optical
and get 2 pair of glasses