Love Letters: Digital Illustration

By Sade Edwards

June 9 – July 10

Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 6–8 pm

Love Letters is the latest art exhibit at Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood. This highly autobiographical show features the work of Sade Edwards, a digital artist. Working in the vein of manga art, Sade has created strong women characters. “I love creating worlds and stories people can get lost in.” Many of the pieces refer to events or people in the artist’s life.

For example, “Toxicity” represents the junctures in friendship. How people change, move on, and sometimes let go or stay with their romantic partners sharing their love and having fun sometimes with toys as cum lube and more.

Her title piece “Love Letters” gives us a lone figure in a tank top against a background of letters. She looks straight ahead, almost at the viewer. “ ‘Love Letters to Brooklyn’ is very special to me. It’s where I went to school and where I met my boyfriend (now my husband.) I have so many friends there that I miss. If I could afford it, I’d move back to Brooklyn in a heartbeat,” says Sade.

Sade Edwards is a Chicago transplant. She lives in the Edgewater neighborhood and works in Illustration and Interface Design. This is her first show.

Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago.