New paintings, drawings, photography, prints, and collages demonstrate the intense study by teens participating in Hyde Park Art Center’s in-house arts mentorship programs: ArtShop, Writer’s Block, and Youth Art Board.
The rhythmic poetry of Don L. Lee (Haki Matabuti) and Bill Walker’s murals embedded across Chicago’s Southside in the 1960s greatly influenced artist Dorian Sylvain growing up. For this exhibition, she creates an 80 foot long temporary mural to reimagine how racial unity and pride appear in Black communities today.
Painter Anna Kunz takes on the physicality of color and light in a large-scale installation. Manipulating screens, transparency, free-standing board, fabric and paint, Kunz asks the viewer to experience abstract painting through their movement, sight and sound.
Stories of all kinds are more important than ever to our society and inside of the contemporary art world. But sometimes important narratives can be hidden inside of abstract works. These narratives can often drive the creative process while carrying larger messages that can be overlooked. Fugitive Narrative curated by Mike Nourse, will bring stories to the forefront, by featuring Chicago artists whose works are driven by abstracting narratives.