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Unique View of Chicago Artists

Unique View of Chicago Artists was on view at the Hyde Park Art Center January 17, 1975 – February 8, 1975 Partial list of artists exhibited includes: Cosmo Campoli, Seymour Rosofsky, Ellen Lanyon, Evelyn Statsinger, Don Baum, Theodore Halkin, Karil Wirsum, Steve Urry, Ed Paschke, Phil Hanson, Miyoko Ito, Kerig Pope, Frank Piatek, Barbara Rossi, Ray […]

Aldo Piacenza

Aldo Piacenza was on view at the Hyde Park Art Center November 12, 1971 – December 18, 1971. The exhibition was curated by Roger Brown, M.F.A. Art Institute of Chicago. Aldo Piacenza was born in Sant’Anna Telago, Italy in 1888.  He moved to Chicago in 1903 with friends in search of opportunities beyond working in agriculture […]

The Body

“The Body” was a juried exhibition of works by Chicago artists.  The show consisted of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and mixed media works all concerned with representations of the human figure or parts of the body. Artists exhibited: Eric Anderson, Vincent Arcilesi, Richard Beard, David Brumfield, Barry Burlison, David Driesbach, Ann Elbaum, Edward C. Flood, […]

David Schalliol: Mining Basin (Hauts-de-France)

The two lens-based artists David Schalliol (Chicago/Minneapolis) and Justine Pluvinage (Paris) individually present their work resulting from a two-year international residency exchange project in collaboration with the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France.

Justine Pluvinage: Amazons

The two lens-based artists David Schalliol (Chicago/Minneapolis) and Justine Pluvinage (Paris) individually present their work resulting from a two-year international residency exchange project in collaboration with the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France.

Mycelial: Street Parliament

Inspired by the first revolution led on social media, Arab Spring (2010), Mycelial is a new performance that questions the existence of kinetic empathy through technology platforms. Using data captured from twitter feeds (# Egypt, #Yesallwomen & #BlackLivesMatter) during the social uprising, Chicago-based artist Erica Mott translates the rate, rhythm, emotional affect and spacialization of this feed through algorithmic analysis into choreography for 4 dancers (2 from Egypt, 2 from the US).

The Whole Yadig?!

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.

Dorian Sylvain: Embedded

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.  

Anna Kunz: Color Cast

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.

Fugitive Narratives

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.