Gallery KIN

Gallery KIN exhibits works of art out of an Edgewater apartment inhabited in-part by its curator Lindsay Hutchens, and participates in dialogues that surround family, community, and home, through two-person and group exhibitions installed throughout her functioning living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom.

Gallery KIN
6319 N Greenview Ave, 3rd Floor
Chicago IL, 60660
Sundays and Mondays by appointment only, please email

 Barbara Diener,  Trees , 2013; Michael Curtis Asbill,  West Shore Pipe Line Co. Arlington Heights, IL , 2018

Barbara Diener, Trees, 2013; Michael Curtis Asbill, West Shore Pipe Line Co. Arlington Heights, IL, 2018

DISTANCES MEASURED FROM HOME: Michael Curtis Asbill and Barbara Diener
Sunday, October 28, 2018; 12:00 - 3:00 pm

 Kelly Neibert,  Howl 5 , 2018; Zhiyuan Yang, still from  Yang’s Cat Family , 2017

Kelly Neibert, Howl 5, 2018; Zhiyuan Yang, still from Yang’s Cat Family, 2017

LIVING WITH THE NON-HUMAN: Kelly Neibert and Zhiyuan Yang
Sunday, October 7, 2018; 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Gallery KIN is pleased to present new works by artists Kelly Neibert and Zhiyuan Yang for its first exhibition.

Look around and it's clear that humans have had a geologic impact on our planet, which promises consequences from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin. A reckoning is certainly overdue, but this exhibition is decidedly not about the Anthropocene.

This exhibition's smallness by comparison is only able to contend with such a vast and complete truth by way of its vulnerability, and setting of stakes within the every-day. LIVING WITH THE NON-HUMAN is about the beings, at a fraction of our size, who comfortingly and oftentimes awkwardly share our most intimate spaces: dancing in front of a mirror, making love in bed, or sitting on the toilet.

Paintings and drawings by Kelly Neibert are worlds within themselves, where she plays with narrative as much as perspective and color. They exist not so much as studies, but as love letters. Zhiyuan Yang's 12-minute video adds a new chapter to existing work that continues to triangulate the parent-child family structure, our personal relationships with the non-human, and art criticism.

Kelly Neibert (b. 1987) is a Chicago based artist originally from the small, rural town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. She completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018. Through painting, Kelly looks toward her own familiar spaces and the people and animals that inhabit them as a source of comfort, beauty, and comic relief.

Zhiyuan Yang is an interdisciplinary artist from Beijing, China, who makes work that explores the ambivalent relationship between alienation and belonging.