Rhonda Wheatley: There Are Universes. . .

November 9–February 16, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9, 5–7 p.m. 

There Are Universes. . . is created on the premise that humans can only perceive .0035% of the light/energy spectrum, a concept that intrigues Wheatley as both an artist and energy healer. Her practice not only investigates this notion but asserts that there is vastly more to reality than what we can sense physically. The exhibition, through a combination of visual artworks, interactive installations, workshops, and hybrid performances, excavates how we might tap into that other 99.9965% of reality, even if only for a glimpse of its potential. Each of these immersive experiences encourages us to employ our imagination and suggests that we possess senses beyond the physical realm, which can aid us in transcending the limitations of the 0.0035%. We may find ourselves connecting with subterranean realms where crystals flourish, where tree roots and mushroom mycelia establish intricate communication networks, or even attuning ourselves to the earth's rhythmic heartbeat deep below.

Rhonda Wheatley's 'There Are Universes...' + Grasping Invisible Realms of Consciousness
by Caroline Picard, Chicago Reader


Confronting Self-Doubt & Limiting Beliefs with Affirmation Art Cards
Thursday November 30, 2023, 6:00-7:30PM

Join artist and energy worker Rhonda Wheatley for this uplifting, hands-on workshop. First, we’ll discuss everyday practices for confronting self-doubt and self-limiting beliefs. Next, we’ll identify the doubts that may be blocking us from aiming higher, making progress, or acting on our true potential. Then we’ll flip those self-negating concepts into positive affirmations. Lastly, we’ll turn those positive statements into artfully embellished affirmation cards and discuss ways to use our cards to reinforce our new thought habits. Bring a journal or notebook and an open mind. Art supplies will be provided.

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Tarot Readings for the Collective
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6:00-7:30PM

Join artist, energy worker, and intuitive reader Rhonda Wheatley for this hybrid performance/interactive workshop where we’ll seek guidance from the tarot on a range of topics. Rhonda will pose questions to help lay the foundations for a fruitful new year, as well as questions about life, love and manifesting. She’ll then consult several tarot and oracle decks to give intuitive messages for the collective—interpreting the cards from multiple angles, according to the energies of consenting participants. Rhonda will also invite you to share your questions and to offer your own intuitive insights and card interpretations. This will be a safe, uplifting, and supportive space. Bring your journal, your questions, and your awesome energy!

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You Be the Oracle: Experience & Strengthen Your Intuition
Thursday, January 25, 2024, 6:00-7:30PM

Join artist and intuitive reader Rhonda Wheatley for an interactive workshop that taps into the themes of her solo exhibition, “There Are Universes. . .” You’ll learn tips and practices for recognizing, strengthening, and trusting your intuitive abilities. You’ll also experience a guided meditation that will help you receive an intuitive message on a topic of your choosing, then create an Oracle Art Card incorporating your message. Bring a journal or notebook and an open mind. Art supplies will be provided.

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Thursday, February 15, 5-7 p.m.
Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party 

DEPS is proud to present the DEPS Artist Profile Series featuring Rhonda Wheatley. The DEPS Artist Profile Series is managed by DEPS Exhibitions Assistant Gallery Coordinator Ziccy Delamarter. Graphic design is managed by DEPS Exhibitions Social Media Assistant Coordinator Rachel Manlubatan. To view this interactive document featuring an artist interview click on the image below



Glass Curtain Gallery webcam
Click on the arrows in the bottom right corner for a live view of the exhibition

Rhonda Wheatley is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist, energy worker, and educator whose installations and interactive projects are grounded in the speculative and metaphysical. Her projects over the past few years include solo shows at Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) and Aurora Public Art and group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), DePaul Art Museum, Buffalo AKG Art Museum (NY), and Art League of Houston. She has performed as part of the MCA’s In Progress series, at Gallery 400, and the Terrain Biennial. Wheatley seeks to cultivate healing and personal transformation via wellness workshops, such as those she facilitated with Creative Capital, The University of Chicago, Threewalls, 3Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC), 6018North, and more. She teaches at HPAC and has taught contemporary art at Indiana University and Purdue University, Indianapolis. Wheatley is a 2023 Jackman Wasserman Radicle Resident at HPAC and was a Loghaven Fellow. She received CAC’s inaugural Coney Family Award and a 3Arts ‘Make a Wave’ Grant. She received her MA from DePaul University and BA from Loyola University.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 

Glass Curtain Gallery—Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Gallery Hours: Monday–Wednesday, Friday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.   

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Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643