Everything Must Go

SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood
EVERYTHING MUST GO

 

New Works by LANGSTON ALLSTON
Inspired by the Poems of KEVIN COVAL

 

"Everything Must Go" is an illustrated collection of poems in the spirit of a graphic novel, a collaboration between poet Kevin Coval and illustrator Langston Allston. The book celebrates Chicago’s Wicker Park in the late 1990’s, Coval’s home as a young artist, the ancestral neighborhood of his forebears, and a vibrant enclave populated by colorful characters. Allston’s illustrations honor the neighborhood as it once was, before gentrification remade it. The book excavates and mourns that which has been lost in transition and serves as a template for understanding the process of displacement and reinvention currently reshaping American cities." — Haymarket Books