Exhibition Reception: All new shows

Fall Reception Event Page
Amanda Gentry, My life in rows (detail), 2013, dimensions variable.

Join the Hyde Park Art Center as we celebrate the work of curators and artists in the following exhibitions:

A Study in Midwest Appropriation
curated by Michelle Grabner

Curated by painter, critic, and curator Michelle Grabner, the group exhibition A Study in Midwest Appropriation surveys the defining trait of appropriation in contemporary art from the heartland. Artists included in the show from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis present a range of image and content-borrowing strategies, from the critical to the open-ended, the humorous imitation to the urgent copy. Click here for more.

Featuring work by: Conrad Bakker, Peter Barrickman, Chris Bradley, Stephanie Brooks, Zach Cahill, Sean Patrick Joseph Carney, Paul Druecke, Jeanne Dunning, Karl Erickson, Ron Ewert, Andrew Falkowski, Nicholas Frank, Isa Gagarin, Evan Gruzis, Kevin Maginnis, Matt McAuliffe, Duncan McKenzie, Matthew Metzger, Matt Nichols, Beverly Fre$h,Scott Reeder, Karen Reimer, John Riepenhoff, David Robbins, Scott Short, Ben Stone, Andrew Swant, Tony Tasset, Aaron van Dyke, Pedro Velez with Shelleen Greene and Sara Daleiden, and Oli Watt.

Light and the Unseen
curated by Julie Rudder

Light—which illuminates, reveals, and renders visible—has long been utilized as a marker for clarity, rationality, and intelligence. Light and the Unseen recognizes this history and takes it as its point of departure, using it as a touchstone for further exploration. The artwork in the exhibition sheds light on light’s complex relationship to that which is not visible, but with which light has inevitable, intricate ties: the unseen. Click here for more.

Featuring work by: Pamela Bannos, Dana Carter, Joseph Grimm, Roxane Hopper, Michael Robinson, Daniel Sauter and Olivia Schreiner

Amanda Gentry: Expanding
New geometric clay installations. Click here for more.

Oli Watt: Here comes a regular
A selection of mixed media work spanning the evolving career of the Chicago artist's artist, Oli Watt. Click here for more.

Cam 2013 Hi Res VerticalThis exhibition reception at Hyde Park Art Center is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit