In this post in our "Behind the Scenes with an Artist" series, Jackman Class Resident Artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford takes us inside his studio—and his head—sharing his process and his mindset leading up to the opening of his first solo show, Hall of Khan. The culmination of his residency at the Art Center, Hall of Khan is big and bold, both in concept and execution. Featuring large-scale architectural structures, sculptures, and yes, live horses, the show really takes the audience for a ride. And making it happen was no small feat. Read on to find out about Jeremiah's most nerve-wracking moments, and who he wants to high five. And be sure to catch the horses in the galleries at one of the exhibition's related events throughout the run of the show, on view through July 28.
In today's post, part of the "Behind the Scenes with an Artist" series, Lee Blalock reveals how her artistic process changed as she considered new ways to explore a topic that fascinates her: the body. Read on to find out why she describes her studio as looking "like a kill room," and get an insider sneak peek into what will be on view in her exhibition, Neue, going up in Gallery 5 this month. Check out Lee's work starting March 17, and be sure to come to the reception on Sunday, April 14, 3-5pm.
- Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager
Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford has been in residence at the Art Center since September 2012. Each year The Residency will invest in one emerging Chicago artist who is taking on an ambitious and challenging project that will push his or her practice forward—and could not take place without the Art Center’s support. This year Jeremiah is just that artist, and the project is Hall of Khan, a large-scale installation that will be on view in the Art Center’s main gallery from April 14 - July 28. We talked with Jeremiah to hear his thoughts on participating in the first year of The Residency and how it has impacted his work.
First, we want to thank everyone for the thoughtful feedback and great ideas. Your input helped us better understand how our café space can best serve the community and complement the Art Center’s existing programming.
After operating at the Hyde Park Art Center and contributing to the vibrancy of our space and the Hyde Park neighborhood, Istria Café’s management has made the difficult decision to close their doors on Sunday, January 20.
Today, we have a special treat! One of our students wrote about the experience she had in our mosaics course, offered in Fall of 2012 in partnership with the Mosaic Art Schools in North America. Read on to hear directly from her about the course, which is being offered again this quarter.