Join us for art making, open studios, performances from Fourth Coast Ensemble, and celebrations for our exhibitions, Ground Floor, Joseriberto: BoboDeco, and Regarding the Missing Objects, as well as an exhibition tour of Regarding the Missing Objects with guest curator Ruslana Lichtzier.
Performances from Fourth Coast Ensemble
Join us for performances throughout the afternoon from Fourth Coast Ensemble to celebrate the holiday season! Enjoy classic seasonal songs, and discover your love of chamber music!
About Fourth Coast Ensemble:
Fourth Coast Ensemble is a vocal chamber quartet committed to performing programs of creative and accessible vocal chamber music. With a repertoire spanning Romantic to Contemporary, Fourth Coast Ensemble presents salon-style performances in venues ranging from parlor to concert hall. The goal at each performance is to communicate an atmosphere of warmth, variety, and genuine expression. Fourth Coast Ensemble creates a dialogue that invites each audience member to feel comfortable, as though they were listening to music in their own living room surrounded by friends.
Creative Wing Open Studios with Resident Artists
Come and meet artists working in our Jackman Goldwasser Creative Wing! Visit with our Radicle resident artists one last time before their residencies end! Radicle Resident Artists include Regina Agu, Joseph Lefthand, and Robert Earl Paige. Exhibition Development resident Artist is Edra Soto, and our Flex Resident is Bun Stout.
Exhibition Celebrations for Ground Floor, Joseriberto: BoboDeco, and Regarding the Missing Objects
Join us to celebrate our latest exhibitions! Meet some of the artists and curators to learn more about the work featured in our Winter shows.
Ground Floor (Gallery 1)
Ground Floor brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent from recent MFA Graduate Programs at UIC, University of Chicago, School of the Art Institute, Columbia, and Northwestern to offer a single destination to discover diverse artists whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor—so named because it provides a crucial platform for young artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center—is an ongoing biennial project.
Joseribierto: BoboDeco (Gallery 5)
Drawing inspiration from both 20th century modern painting and neighborhood aesthetics, paintings by Joseriberto are composed of vibrant, abstract representations of Miami’s landscape and architecture, family heirlooms, and symbolic objects traditionally found in Afro-Caribbean homes. He reinterprets a host of Miami’s palm varieties and decorative fences into colorful patterns that he hand-prints onto textiles and sews into large-scale paintings. Working with materials and processes that are charged with cultural meaning, Joseriberto engages with his and his family’s experience of working in laundromats during much of his youth. Through his artistic practice, Perez imbues familiar movements with new meaning. Folding, dyeing, sewing, layering, and washing become exercises in questioning relationships between images, histories, traditions, and places.
Regarding the Missing Objects (Kanter Family Foundation Gallery)
Guest curated by the art historian and critic, Ruslana Lichtzier, the exhibition Regarding the Missing Objects presents artworks by eight contemporary artists that draw attention to the schism between artistic knowledge production and institutional power while spotlighting the hidden force of censorship in forming both aspects. The featured artists respond to a Jewish institutional collection and archive to which they have gained selective access to, inviting us to question how accessible are museums and archives? The artists include William J. O’Brien, Dana Carter, Tirtza Even, Ben Segal, Julia Klein, Maggie Taft, Jaclyn Mednicov, and Elana Adler.
Dynamic Surfaces: Alternative Print Workshop with Teaching Artist: Maria Burundarena
Participants will use paper as an empty canvas to make vibrant and unique pattern compositions in response to the Joseriberto Perez Exhibition, BoboDeco. Through different print media techniques and alternative surface interventions, they will discover how to make stamps with discarded and found materials that surround us to create repetitive modules and free gestures that could be easily reproduced. They will use dying techniques to create atmospheres and backgrounds while using collages to layer and reorganize our compositions. Participants will leave this workshop with a new series of prints and a new set of ideas for using everyday materials to print and make unique surface transformations.
Small Change Print Exchange with Print Studio Manager Michelle Nordmeyer
Come see the prints submitted for the Small Change Print Exchange, honoring the mighty impact of a community print shop where 38 artists, students, and instructors participated and created tiny printed works of art! See the work on display and try your hand at printing a block on an open source, 3D printed, printing press with the help of our Print Studio Manager, Michelle Nordmeyer.
Oakman Clinton School + Studio Fundraiser & Sale
Support our Oakman Clinton school and studio community and the Hyde Park Art Center through our annual School + Studio fundraiser and sale! Check out handmade items like ceramics, prints, jewelry, wearables, and more made by our students in house! These one of a kind items made great gifts this holiday season!
Regarding the Missing Objects Exhibition Tour with Curator Ruslana Lichtzier
Join guest curator, Ruslana Lichtzier and exhibition artists for a guided tour of the exhibition to learn more about the curatorial process, the inspiration behind the works on view, and the history of the Jewish collection of objects that the exhibition is derived from.